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(a) The general assembly shall annually appropriate a sum sufficient to pay an additional annual retirement grant of four hundred dollars ($400) per year for a payment of a pension of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) annually to every retired teacher who qualified for either a pension or retirement benefits under the provisions of this chapter.
(b) It shall also annually appropriate a sum sufficient to pay an additional pension grant which when added to the existing pension will provide a maximum annual pension of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to any retired teacher on an ordinary disability pension who has twenty (20) or more years of teaching service credit in the retirement system and to any retired teacher under the maximum plan who has twenty (20) or more years of teaching service credit in the retirement system who retired after July 1, 1949, and whose present annual pension under the provisions of chapter 16 of this title is less than two thousand dollars ($2,000).
(c) This grant shall be an annual state grant and shall be in addition to any and all amounts being paid from any state pension or retirement system and in addition to any payments from a retirement or pension system of any city or town.
(d) All money appropriated in accordance with the amended provisions of this chapter for the retired teachers shall be administered by the department of elementary and secondary education, and all money appropriated in accordance with the amended provisions of chapter 16 of this title for the retired teachers shall be administered by the retirement division in the department of treasury.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 16. Education § 16-15-14. Annual grant for teachers retiring after July 1, 1949 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-16-education/ri-gen-laws-sect-16-15-14/
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