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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
CHAPTER 66* STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT
Sec. 5-156c. Erroneous payments; adjustment; waiver of repayment; regulations.

Sec. 5-156c. Erroneous payments; adjustment; waiver of repayment; regulations. (137)(Text)

(a) Should any change or error in records result in any member or beneficiary receiving from any retirement system administered by the State Employees Retirement Commission more or less than he would have been entitled to receive had the records been correct, then upon discovery of any such error the Retirement Commission shall notify the member or beneficiary affected and correct the same, and as far as practicable shall adjust the payments in such manner that the actuarial equivalent of the benefit to which such member or beneficiary was correctly entitled shall be paid, provided if such change or error results in any member or beneficiary receiving less than he would have been eligible to receive, such member or beneficiary may elect to have such benefit paid in a single payment. (138)

(b) If a member or beneficiary has been overpaid through no fault of his own, and he could not reasonably have been expected to detect the error, the Retirement Commission may waive any repayment which it believes would cause hardship. (139)

(c) The Retirement Commission shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 establishing criteria for the waiver of repayment. (140)

Sec. 5-156d. Mailing date for benefit checks. (141)(Text)

The Retirement Division of the Comptroller's office shall mail retirement benefit checks not later than three business days prior to the date on which such checks are payable. (142)

Sec. 5-156e. Lump sum payment after audit to include interest. (143)(Text)

Any lump sum payment to a retired member of the state employees retirement system which represents the difference between the preaudit benefit received by the member and the actual benefit to which the member is entitled shall include interest at the rate of five per cent per year from six months following the date of retirement to the date of such lump sum payment. The payment of such interest shall be made from the State Employees Retirement Fund. (144)

Sec. 5-156f. Study re funding of past service liability. Additional contributions. (145)(Text)

Section 5-156f is repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (146)

PART II* RELATION OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO SOCIAL SECURITY (147)(Text)

Sec. 5-158. Social Security-special coverage rules. (148)(Text)

(a) The following services of state employees in positions not covered by the retirement system and in positions covered by the retirement system but who are ineligible to be members shall not be covered under Social Security: (1) All services in any class or classes of (A) elective positions, (B) positions the compensation for which is on a fee basis, or (C) part-time positions; (2) agricultural labor and student service, to the fullest extent such noncoverage is permitted under Section 218 of the Social Security Act. (149)

(b) To the extent permitted by Section 218 of the Social Security Act and not prohibited above, services of state employees in positions not covered by the retirement system and in positions covered by the retirement system but who are ineligible to be members shall be covered under Social Security. The services of any such ineligible employee shall continue to be covered under Social Security if he thereafter becomes eligible to be a member. (150)

(c) A member who is covered under Social Security shall not lose his coverage, and a member who is not covered under Social Security shall not be denied coverage, solely because his position is also covered under another retirement system of this state or any subdivision thereof. (151)

(d) The members of the Teachers' Retirement Association are not authorized to hold a referendum as described in Section 218(d)(3) or a vote as described in Section 318(d)(7) of the Social Security Act. (152)

(e) An elective or other state employee, for whom membership in the retirement system is optional and who is not a member, shall be considered to be a member for the purpose of having him covered under Social Security, to the extent permitted by Section 218(d)(6)(E) and (F) of the Social Security Act. (153)

Sec. 5-158a. Part A and B members may elect to participate in part A and Social Security. (154)(Text)

Each state employee who is a member of the state employees retirement system, part A, or who is a member of the state employees retirement system, part B, or who becomes a member of either of the above systems, shall be eligible, as provided in subsection (a) of section 5-158b, to contribute and be a member of part A and participate in Social Security without diminution of his state retirement salary; provided such state employees, who are members of part A, as provided for, or as may be provided for, by federal-enabling legislation, may elect to join the Social Security System. (155)

Sec. 5-158b. Payment by part B member for such participation after transfer from part A. (156)(Text)

(a) Each state employee who is a member of the state employees retirement system, part B, and who elected to become a part B member after having been a part A member, shall, upon payment to the state employees retirement system of a sum computed by the State Employees Retirement Commission to be the equivalent of the amount he would have had to his credit in the retirement system but for his election to join part B, upon retirement, be entitled to a retirement salary computed as if his membership in part A had been continuous until the time of his retirement, provided he shall, from the date of his election to make such payment, contribute the same percentage of his salary to the retirement system as is provided in section 5-161 for members of the state retirement system not covered under Social Security and shall pay his required employee's Social Security contribution. (157)

(b) The sum to be paid to the retirement system by a state employee under subsection (a) of this section shall be without interest and may be made in accordance with a payment schedule as may be established by the State Employees Retirement Commission. (158)

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