Labor and Labor Relations

Workers' Compensation – Benefits

SECTION 28-33-45

§ 28-33-45. Coordination of benefits.

(a) The department of labor and training shall immediately promulgate rules and regulations concerning the offset of workers' compensation benefits and retirement benefits. It is the intention of the general assembly that at retirement a person receiving benefits under chapters 29 – 38 of this title shall receive compensation and retirement benefits in a sum equal to the greater of the compensation or retirement benefits for which that person was otherwise eligible, however, not including retirement benefits to the extent derived exclusively from employee contributions.

(b) The offset provided for pursuant to this section shall not be applicable to those collecting retirement benefits while collecting compensation benefits for an injury sustained before the age of fifty-five (55) years and more than five (5) years prior to the date of retirement.

(c) An employee shall not collect any indemnity benefits after his or her retirement for any injury sustained less than two (2) years prior to his or her retirement.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 9.)