2014 Tennessee Code
Title 8 - Public Officers And Employees
Chapter 36 - Retirement Benefits
Part 7 - Increased or Decreased Allowances
§ 8-36-707 - Additional allowances for teachers and general employees retired prior to July 1, 1976.
(a) (1) Beginning July 1, 1978, each retired teacher and retired general employee who retired prior to July 1, 1976, shall receive a monthly retirement allowance equal to a percentage of the total retirement allowance received in January 1978, from the state by such teacher or employee as follows:
(A) Persons receiving less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum in total retirement benefits shall receive a monthly allowance equal to five percent (5%) of their January monthly retirement benefits;
(B) Persons receiving at least five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum, but not more than eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) per annum, in total retirement benefits shall receive a monthly allowance equal to three percent (3%) of their January monthly retirement benefits; and
(C) Persons receiving more than eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) per annum in total retirement benefits shall receive a monthly allowance equal to two percent (2%) of their January monthly retirement benefits.
(2) Such amounts shall be in addition to the retirement allowance from the state, including the amounts authorized by § 8-36-701.
(b) As used in this section:
(1) "Retired general employee" and "retired teacher" mean any retired teacher and any retired general employee, as defined in § 8-34-101, and any former teacher or state employee receiving benefits under chapter 39, part 1 of this title, who retired on or before June 30, 1976; provided, that for retired general employees of political subdivisions, this allowance may only be granted if the chief governing body of the political subdivision authorizes this credit and accepts the liability therefor and informs the retirement system before June 15, 1978, of its authorization of this credit; and
(2) "Total retirement benefits" includes benefits from both the Tennessee consolidated retirement system and from social security. The increase in benefits authorized by this section shall be based on the monthly payments made by the Tennessee consolidated retirement system.
(c) The recomputed retirement benefit paid to a retired teacher or a retired state general employee under this section as a result of passage of § 8-36-209(a)(1) shall be calculated without regard to the provisions of § 8-36-102.
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