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

SECTION 16-16-30

§ 16-16-30. Parent's benefits.

(a) Parent's benefits are payable to the parent or parents of a deceased member if the member did not leave a widow, widower, or child who could ever qualify for monthly benefits on the member's wages and the parent:

(1) Has reached the age of sixty (60) years;

(2) Has not remarried or entered into a domestic partnership after the death of the member;

(3) Was receiving at least one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of his or her support from the member at the time of the member's death and filed proof of his or her support within two (2) years of the date of death; and

(4) Is not entitled to a federal or state old age benefit based on his or her own earnings equal to or greater than the amount he or she would be entitled to as the dependent parent of the deceased member.

(b) A parent's benefit shall be payable monthly in accordance with the benefits set forth in § 16-16-26.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1962, ch. 212, § 3; P.L. 1974, ch. 254, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 295, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 510, § 6.)