Section 36-27-204


Published: 2015

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Section 36-27-204

Section 36-27-204Pensioners who retired prior to membership of employer in system; beneficiaries.

(a) Commencing October 1, 2006, any retired employee who retired from a city, town, county, or public or quasi-public organization of the state before the city, town, county, or public or quasi-public organization of the state became a member of the Employees' Retirement System, and who is receiving a monthly benefit prior to October 1, 2005, administered by the Employees' Retirement System may receive the cost-of-living increase of two percent in his or her gross monthly benefit which the Legislature committed to in Section 14 of Act 2005-316, plus an additional five percent increase in his or her gross monthly benefit, except that no pensioner shall receive an increase of less than twenty-five dollars ($25) per month, provided the retired employee retired prior to October 1, 2005, and the employer decides to come under this article and fund the increase.



(b) Commencing October 1, 2006, beneficiaries of Employees' Retirement System pensioners shall receive the cost-of-living increase of two percent in their gross monthly benefit which the Legislature committed to in Section 14 of Act 2005-316, plus an additional five percent increase in their gross monthly benefit, except that the increase shall not be less than twenty-five dollars ($25) per month. The increases shall be granted provided that the date of death for the deceased pensioner, or the effective date of retirement for the deceased pensioner was prior to October 1, 2005, and the local units elect to fund the increase.

(Act 2006-510, p. 1179, §5.)