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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-163. Early retirement.

(b) If the Retirement Commission finds, for a member who became a state employee on or before February 21, 1958, that the total of his monthly retirement income and the Social Security benefit he is entitled to receive resulting from state service at retirement is less than the retirement salary he would have received under the provisions of the retirement system in effect immediately before February 21, 1958, modified to the extent that the three highest-paid years rather than the five highest-paid years shall be used in determining the retirement income, then the Retirement Commission shall increase his monthly retirement income accordingly during the period when such lower total applies. (237)

(c) Except as provided in section 5-163a, a member whose state service is terminated because of economy, lack of work, abolition of his position or lack of reappointment to a position in the unclassified service, or who, being an Army or Air National Guard technician in the Military Department, is dismissed by reason of separation from the National Guard because of age, after he has completed twenty-five years of state service but before he has reached his fifty-fifth birthday, shall be entitled to a retirement income. The amount of each monthly payment shall be determined from subsection (c) of section 5-162, if the member elects the first day of the month on or after such birthday as his retirement date; and shall be the actuarial equivalent of such amount, as determined by the Retirement Commission, if the member elects the first day of the month on or after his termination date as his retirement date. (238)

Sec. 5-163a. Eligibility for retirement prior to June 30, 1980. Retirement income. (239)(Text)

(a) Any member who has completed twenty-five years of state service and has reached the age of fifty prior to June 30, 1980, may elect to be retired on the first day of the month following such application and receive retirement benefits in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of section 5-162, provided such member so elects prior to June 30, 1980. (240)

(b) Any member who has completed at least ten but less than twenty-five years of state service and reached the age of fifty-five prior to June 30, 1980, may elect to be retired on the first day of the month following his application and receive retirement benefits in accordance with subsection (d) of this section, provided such member so elects prior to June 30, 1980. (241)

(c) Any member who has completed at least five but less than ten years of state service and has reached the age of sixty-five prior to June 30, 1980, may elect to be retired on the first day of the month following such application and receive retirement benefits in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, provided such member so elects prior to June 30, 1980. (242)

(d) Each member referred to in subsections (b) and (c) of this section shall receive a monthly retirement income beginning on his retirement date equal to one-twelfth of (A) plus (B): (A) The number of years of state service taken to completed months, multiplied by the applicable percentage of his Social Security earnings determined from the table below for the appropriate age and years of state service; (B) the number of years multiplied by the applicable percentage of his excess earnings determined from the table below for such age and years of service. (243)

*Not more than 20 years may be counted for this age and percentage group. (244)

**Between the ages of fifty and fifty-five, the minimum service requirement is ten years of actual state service. (245)

For each full year of service beyond ten, the percentage of Social Security earnings shall be increased by one-fifteenth of the difference between one and the percentage shown in the above table opposite the age of the retiring employee, and the percentage of excess earnings shall be increased by one-fifteenth of the difference between two and the percentage shown in the above table opposite the age of the retiring employee. (246)

Sec. 5-163b. Supplemental retirement benefit for certain members eligible to retire on or before July 1, 1989. (247)(Text)

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter and subsection (f) of section 5-278 to the contrary, any member of the state employees retirement system (1) who is in active state service or receiving workers' compensation payments, and who has ten or more years of credited state service and is eligible to retire on or before July 1, 1989, or (2) who is eligible for a disability retirement pursuant to section 5-169 or 5-192p on or before July 1, 1989, shall be eligible for a supplemental retirement benefit, provided such member submits a written application for retirement to the Retirement Division of the office of the Comptroller on or after June 1, 1989, but before October 1, 1989. Such retirement shall become effective the first day of the month following receipt of such application. No member whose application for retirement is received on or after October 1, 1989, shall be eligible for such benefit. The amount of the supplemental retirement benefit shall be equal to two per cent of such member's annual base rate of pay, in accordance with any applicable compensation schedule, as of June 29, 1989, multiplied by the number of such member's completed years of credited state service, taken to completed months, provided accrued vacation time shall not be considered credited state service for the purposes of such benefit, and provided further the amount of any such benefit shall not exceed twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars. The supplemental retirement benefit shall be paid to such member in thirty-six equal monthly installments, commencing with the month in which such member's retirement becomes effective. If any such member dies before such payments are completed the remainder of the benefit payable to such member pursuant to this section shall be paid to such member's estate in a single payment. (248)

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