Title 36
Public Officers and Employees

Chapter 10
Retirement System — Contributions and Benefits

R.I. Gen. Laws § 36-10-31

§ 36-10-31. 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 authorized by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or as the result of any action for damages for personal injuries against the state of Rhode Island on account of the death or disability of a member 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 member. 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. 1936, ch. 2334, § 11; G.L. 1938, ch. 18, § 11; P.L. 1947, ch. 1971, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 36-10-31; P.L. 2014, ch. 231, § 5; P.L. 2014, ch. 289, § 5.