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Chapter 40. Public employee trust fund.
40.27 Post-retirement adjustments.
40.2740.27 Post-retirement adjustments.
40.27(1)(1) Supplemental benefits. Any person who received a supplemental benefit under s. 41.23, 1979 stats., s. 42.49 (10), 1979 stats., or s. 42.82, 1979 stats., is eligible to continue receiving a supplemental benefit in the amounts determined under s. 41.23, 1979 stats., s. 42.49 (10), 1979 stats., or s. 42.82, 1979 stats. Any portion of a benefit payable under s. 40.19 (4) (f) which was not granted in accordance with the law in effect at the time of the granting shall not be subject to this subsection and shall not be eligible for a supplemental benefit.
40.27(1)(a)(a) Any benefit payable by virtue of this subsection in excess of the amounts payable under other provisions of this chapter shall be paid from and shall be subject to the continuation of the appropriation made by s. 20.515 (1) (a).
40.27(1)(b)(b) Determinations of eligibility and the amount of any payment to be made under this subsection or sub. (1m) or (3) shall be made by the department, and shall be certified by the department for payment in the same manner as for payments from the Wisconsin retirement system.
40.27(1)(c)(c) No payment shall be made under this subsection or sub. (1m) or (3), nor shall any right accrue under this subsection or sub. (1m) or (3), for or after any month following termination of the annuity on which the supplement was based.
40.27(1)(d)(d) Benefits under this subsection and subs. (1m) and (3) shall be payable to the surviving beneficiary, who receives an annuity, of eligible persons.
40.27(1m)(1m) Additional supplemental benefits. Any person who received an annuity for September 1974 from the Wisconsin retirement system shall be eligible to receive all of the following:
40.27(1m)(a)(a) The monthly annuities for which that person was eligible and which that person received for September 1974.
40.27(1m)(b)(b) An amount to be paid from the appropriation account under s. 20.515 (1) (a), subject to the continuation of that appropriation, equal to 4% times 5 years times either $200 or the initial monthly annuity, excluding amounts provided from additional deposits, whichever is smaller.
40.27(1m)(c)(c) Any supplement for which that person is eligible under sub. (1) and s. 41.23, 1979 stats., s. 42.49 (10), 1979 stats., or s. 42.82, 1979 stats.
40.27(2)(2) Core annuity reserve surplus distributions. Surpluses in the core annuity reserve established under s. 40.04 (6) and (7) shall be distributed by the board if the distribution will result in at least a 0.5 percent increase in the amount of annuities in force, except as otherwise provided by the department by rule, on recommendation of the actuary, as follows:
40.27(2)(a)(a) The distributions shall be expressed as percentage increases in the amount of the monthly annuity in force, including prior distributions of surpluses but not including any amount paid from funds other than the core annuity reserve fund, preceding the effective date of the distribution. For purposes of this subsection, annuities in force include any disability annuity suspended because the earnings limitation had been exceeded by that annuitant in that year.
40.27(2)(b)(b) Prorated percentages based on the annuity effective date may be applied to annuities with effective dates during the calendar year preceding the effective date of the distribution, as provided by rule, but no other distinction may be made among the various types of annuities payable from the core annuity reserve.
40.27(2)(c)(c) The distributions shall not be offset against any other benefit being received but shall be paid in full, nor shall any other benefit being received be reduced by the distributions. The annuity reserve surplus distributions authorized under this subsection may be revoked by the board in part or in total as to future payments upon recommendation of the actuary if a deficit occurs in the core annuity reserves and such deficit would result in a 0.5 percent or greater decrease in the amount of annuities in force, except as otherwise provided by the department by rule.
40.27(2)(d)(d) Notwithstanding s. 40.03 (2) (i), (7) (d), and (8) (d), the department may promulgate rules under this subsection without the approval of the teachers retirement board and the Wisconsin retirement board.
40.27(3)(3) Additional supplemental benefit adjustment. Beginning on November 1, 1997, any person who is eligible to receive supplemental benefits under subs. (1) and (1m) shall be eligible to receive an additional supplemental benefit, to be paid from the appropriation account under s. 20.515 (1) (a), in an amount equal to the amount by which the supplemental benefits paid under subs. (1) and (1m) are exceeded by the supplemental benefit that the person was eligible to receive on October 1, 1997, from the distribution paid under s. 40.04 (3) (e) 1. c., 1995 stats., as affected by adjustments under sub. (2) made after 1987, less any increase to the person's base annuity under this chapter that results from any equitable distribution made by the board under the judgment in Wisconsin Retired Teachers Ass'n v. Employee Trust Funds Bd., 207 Wis. 2d 1 (1997), without regard to adjustments to sub. (2).
40.27 - ANNOT.History: 1981 c. 96; 1983 a. 290, 394; 1987 a. 27, 43; 1995 a. 302; 1997 a. 26; 2003 a. 153; 2005 a. 153.
40.27 - ANNOT.Cross Reference: See also s. ETF 20.25, Wis. adm. code.
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