2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:66-32.1 - Periodic benefits payable under Workers' Compensation Law; salary deductions paid by employer; retirement benefits application
18A:66-32.1.Periodic benefits payable under Workers' Compensation Law; salary deductions paid by employer; retirement benefits application
18A:66-32.1. a. If any member of the retirement system receives periodic benefits payable under the workers' compensation law during the course of his active service, in lieu of his normal compensation, his regular salary deductions shall be paid to the retirement system by his employer. Such payments shall be computed, in accordance with N.J.S.18A:66-29, at the rate of contribution on the base salary subject to the retirement system, just prior to the receipt of the workers' compensation benefits. The moneys paid by the employer shall be credited to the member's account in the annuity savings fund and shall be treated as employee contributions for all purposes. The employer will terminate the payment of these moneys when the periodic benefits payable under the workers' compensation law are terminated or when the member retires.
The member for whom the employer is making such payments, will be considered as if he were in the active service.
b. An application for retirement benefits may be approved by the board of trustees while the member, applying for such benefits, is in receipt of periodic benefits under the workers' compensation law. If a retirant receiving an accidental disability retirement allowance becomes a recipient of periodic benefits under the workers' compensation law after the date of retirement, the pension portion of the retirement allowance payable to the retirant shall be reduced, during the period of the payment of the periodic benefits, dollar-for-dollar in the amount of the periodic benefits received after the date of retirement, subject to the provisions of N.J.S. 18A:66-69. The reduction provided for herein shall not affect the retirant's pension adjustment benefits or survivor benefits that may be payable upon the death of the retirant.
If an accidental disability retirant receives a retirement allowance without reduction and periodic benefits under the workers' compensation law for any period of time after the date of retirement, the retirant shall repay to the retirement system the amount of the pension portion of the retirement allowance which should have been subject to reduction under this subsection. The repayment may be in the form of a lump sum payment or scheduled as deductions from the retirant's retirement allowance and pension adjustment benefits. If the retirant dies before full repayment of the amount required, the remaining balance shall be deducted from any death benefits payable on behalf of the retirant.
L.1967, c.271; amended 1971,c.121,s.16; 1995,c.369,s.1.
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