- The limits only apply to superannuation retirees who go back to work in the public sector
- The public sector is any Massachusetts public entity, whether it's for the state, county, municipal, city, town, district, or authority
- The limit applies to contract employees also
- A retiree must stop working when either of the following is true:
- They have worked 1200 hours in a calendar year or
- They have earned the difference between the current salary of the position they retired from and their pension.
- After being retired for one full calendar year, the retiree can add $15,000 to this calculation.
- These limits apply to the retiree only. It does not apply to a survivor receiving benefits.
Massachusetts public pension retirees who go back to work in the Massachusetts public sector (state, county, municipal, city, town, district or authority) are limited to how much they can earn and how many hours they can work during a calendar year.