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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 65* DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND DEATH BENEFITS
Sec. 5-145b. Hypertension or heart disease in motor vehicle inspectors.

Sec. 5-145b. Hypertension or heart disease in motor vehicle inspectors. (41)(Text)

Any condition of impairment of health caused by hypertension or heart disease resulting in total or partial disability or death to an inspector of vehicles for the Department of Motor Vehicles who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into such service, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such condition, shall be presumed to have been suffered in the performance of his duty. Nothing herein shall be construed to affect the provisions of chapter 568. (42)

Sec. 5-145c. Hypertension or heart disease in chief inspectors or inspectors in the Division of Criminal Justice. (43)(Text)

Any condition of impairment of health caused by hypertension or heart disease resulting in total or partial disability or death to any chief inspector or inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice who had successfully passed a physical examination on entry into prior service in any state or municipal police department, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such condition, shall be presumed to have been suffered in the performance of his duty as a chief inspector or inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice. Nothing herein shall be construed to affect the application of chapter 568 to such person. (44)

Sec. 5-146. Allowances for survivors of members of State Police Division within Department of Public Safety. Cost-of-living allowance. Effect of collective bargaining agreements. Valuation of fund by Retirement Commission. (45)(Text)

(a) If any member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety in employment on June 21, 1961, who has elected survivors' benefits, or any state police officer who commenced employment subsequent to June 21, 1961, and who in either event was not subject to the federal Insurance Contributions Act for such employment, dies from any cause before retirement from state service, leaving a surviving spouse or dependent unmarried children under the age of eighteen years, there shall be paid survivors' allowances from the State Employees Retirement Fund on and after July 1, 1982, on the following basis: (1) To the surviving spouse, a monthly allowance of five hundred fifty dollars commencing immediately upon the death of such member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety payable for the surviving spouse's lifetime; (2) if there are less than three surviving dependent children, a monthly allowance of two hundred fifty dollars per child payable to the surviving spouse or other guardian until each child reaches the age of eighteen or until the child's marriage if such occurs earlier; (3) if there are three or more surviving dependent children, a monthly allowance of five hundred seventy-five dollars to be divided equally among all the dependent children; as each such dependent child reaches the age of eighteen years, or marries, if such occurs earlier, that child's share shall be deemed divided equally among the remaining surviving children, provided each child's share shall not exceed two hundred fifty dollars; when the shares of all but one of such surviving children have ceased, the pension to the remaining surviving child shall be two hundred fifty dollars. (46)

(b) On July 1, 2001, and on July first of each subsequent year, any person who is eligible for the survivors' allowance under subsection (a) of this section shall be entitled, in addition to such survivors' allowance, to an annual cost-of-living allowance which reflects the increase, if any, in the national consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the previous twelve-month period, provided such cost-of-living allowance shall not exceed three per cent. Such cost-of-living allowance shall be computed on the basis of the combined survivors' allowance and cost-of-living allowances, if any, to which such person was entitled as of the June thirtieth immediately preceding. (47)

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, survivors' allowances may be paid from the State Employees Retirement Fund in such amounts and commencing on such dates as may conform to the terms of any prevailing collective bargaining agreement effective on or after July 1, 1979, between the state and the employees' representative for state police officers. If survivors' allowances are paid in conformance with any such agreement, each person eligible for survivors' benefits under the terms of this section shall be paid such allowances. (48)

(d) The Retirement Commission shall, at least once every two years, prepare a valuation of the assets and liabilities of the fund with respect to the system of benefits provided by this section and sections 5-147 to 5-151, inclusive. Such valuation shall be prepared for the purpose of determining the cost of funding such system and the cost of funding such system on an actuarial reserve basis. (49)

Sec. 5-147. Payment of allowances of children. (50)(Text)

The allowances for surviving dependent children shall be payable to the surviving widow or to the legal guardian, as the case may be. (51)

Sec. 5-148. Contributions. (52)(Text)

Section 5-148 is repealed. (53)

Sec. 5-149. State employee death benefits not payable, when. (54)(Text)

If the death of a member of the Division of the State Police within the Department of Public Safety occurred prior to July 1, 1982, the benefits otherwise payable under section 5-144 shall not be paid if survivor benefits are payable under section 5-146. If the death occurs on or after July 1, 1982, the benefits under section 5-144 and section 5-146 shall both be payable if the applicable requirements of each section are satisfied. (55)

Sec. 5-150. Survivorship benefits for beneficiaries of members of State Police Division within Department of Public Safety. (56)(Text)

The survivorship benefits of sections 5-146 to 5-151, inclusive, shall continue to apply to the beneficiaries of a member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety who retired prior to July 1, 1982, provided such beneficiaries would have been entitled to such benefits had the retired member died on June 30, 1982. If such member retires on or after July 1, 1982, the survivorship benefits of section 5-146 to 5-151, inclusive, shall continue to apply to the beneficiaries of a member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, provided the member was not subject to the federal Insurance Contributions Act for such employment. No further contribution shall be required to provide such coverage. No spouse's benefits shall be payable unless the retired member was married to that spouse for at least one year prior to the member's death. (57)

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