Title 16

Chapter 16
Teachers’ Retirement [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-16-20

§ 16-16-20. Deduction of amounts received from workers’ compensation or as damages.

Any amount paid or payable under the provisions of any workers’ compensation law, exclusive of Medicare set aside allocations, specific compensation benefits or any benefits due pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or as the result of any action for damages for personal injuries against the state, on account of the death or disability of a teacher, shall be offset against and payable in lieu of any benefits payable out of funds provided by the state under the provisions of this chapter on account of the death or disability of the teacher. If the value of the total commuted benefits under any workers’ compensation law or action is less than the present value on an actuarial basis of the benefits otherwise payable under this chapter, the value of the commuted payments shall be deducted from the present value of the benefits, and the balance thereof shall be payable under the provisions of this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1992, ch. 306, art. 2, § 4; P.L. 2022, ch. 247, § 1, effective June 28, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 248, § 1, effective June 28, 2022.