2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 28 - Labor and Labor Relations
CHAPTER 28-30 - Workers' Compensation Court
§ 28-30-18 - Additional benefits payable to retired judges and their surviving spouses or domestic partners.
§ 28-30-18 Additional benefits payable to retired judges and their surviving spouses or domestic partners. (a) All judges of the workers' compensation court, or their surviving spouses or domestic partners, who retire after January 1, 1970 and who receive a retirement allowance pursuant to the provisions of this title, shall, on the first day of January next following the third anniversary date of their retirement, receive a cost of living retirement adjustment in addition to his or her retirement allowance in an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the original retirement allowance. In each succeeding subsequent year during the month of January the retirement allowance shall be increased an additional three percent (3%) of the original allowance, compounded annually from the year the cost of living adjustment was first payable to be continued during the lifetime of that judge or his or her surviving spouse or domestic partner. For the purpose of that computation, credit shall be given for a full calendar year regardless of the effective date of the retirement allowance.
(b) Any judge who retired prior to January 31, 1980, shall be deemed for the purpose of this section to have retired on January 1, 1980.
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