TO:           All Retirement Boards

FROM:     Joseph E. Connarton, Executive Director

RE:           2016 Disability Data

DATE:      December 12, 2016

In order to make an accurate determination on the statutory limit of your member’s post retirement earnings, as a disabled public retiree, we need to maintain an accurate and current disability retiree database.  We respectfully request that you review the attached list and make all necessary status changes that occurred in the year 2016.  These changes should be made when a member is deceased, confined to a nursing home, has waived his/her allowance, has returned to active status, and/or has had a change of address. The attached document shows what information is required.

Please note, due to Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011, pension reform, certain disability retirees no longer need to file the Annual Statement of Earned Income.  As a result you will notice your report has been adjusted to reflect who must still comply and who has been approved for a waiver.  Additionally, you will notice there are some of your members who did not respond to the Affidavit Waiver.  If no response is received by PERAC, a 2016 Annual Statement of Earned Income must be filed by that member.  

Also, please fill out the enclosed “New Member Data” form in its entirety for all new retirees approved by your board for an accidental or ordinary disability in 2016.  If any member is missing from the enclosed list, please include their information on the New Member Data form.  You should make additional copies of the blank form if needed.  It is imperative that all information be returned to PERAC no later than January 16, 2017, to ensure accuracy in our member database, prior to our mailing of the 2016 Annual Statements of Earned Income (91A) which traditionally takes place in February.

Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter.