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Baltimore Police Must Work 5 More Years for Pension Vesting
The lawsuit by Baltimore police and firefighters has been winding through the courts since a 2010 city council decision to change existing laws on when employees can retire and receive pension benefits.
August 17, 2021
Lawmakers Want to Strip Pensions from New York Officers with "Serious Complaints"
Two lawmakers in New York state have proposed a bill that would strip police officers of their state pension benefits if fired for issues involving “serious” misconduct.
July 6, 2020
Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions So Small
Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.
October 24, 2019
CA Supreme Court Rules Pension Benefits Can be Reduced, But Pensions Are Protected
In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye, the court upheld California’s 2012 repeal of the “air time” benefit that allowed state workers to buy credits toward retirement service.
March 4, 2019
Board Again Denies Rhode Island Officer's Long-Running Disability Claim
An officer with the South Kingstown (RI) Police Department—who claims he was permanently injured on duty in 2010—was again denied his request for accidental disability pension.
December 19, 2018
The Growing Gap in Pension Funding
Government retirement programs may not be as safe as you think. Here's what you can do to protect your future.
August 8, 2018
Illinois Town Lays Off 13 Officers
Overall, the 40 cuts represent about a quarter of the city’s police union members, 40 percent of its firefighters union and 55 percent of its non-sworn police personnel, union officials said.
April 11, 2018
Baltimore Judge Rules City Violated Contracts by Cutting Police, Fire Pension Benefits
A judge ruled Tuesday that former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of pension benefits "unlawfully withdrew" a variable pension benefit that paid out more money to retirees when the stock market improved.
January 4, 2018
New Hampshire Bill Would Limit Pension "Double Dipping"
n a Wednesday memo, the NHRS announced House Bill 561 was amended in the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee and, if passed as expected, will limit the number of hours pensioners can work at post-retirement jobs for employers in the public retirement system.
December 20, 2017
IL Officer Hit at Stop Light Eligible for Disability Benefits, Court Rules
Martin ended up with permanent disabilities that prevented him from returning to the field. However, the Board of Trustees of the police pension fund of Shiloh maintained that Martin did not have a line-of-duty injury.
December 11, 2017
Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.
July 14, 2017
Video: Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle.
July 14, 2017
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