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RM 600.00 Retirement Pay

Click on the case numbers below to access decisions where the Board decides whether pension, retirement, annuity, or similar payments during the benefit year require a reduction in the claimant’s weekly benefit amount under G.L. c. 151A, § 29(d).

0012 0091 70

0012 0091 70 (Sept. 10, 2014) - Although there was no evidence that the claimant’s former employer contributed to or maintained the claimant’s pension, the claimant’s weekly benefit rate was subject to a reduction pursuant to G.L. c. 151A, § 29(d)(5), because she was a teacher receiving a pension through the Massachusetts Teacher’s Retirement System.

0019 7438 36

0019 7438 36 (May 19, 2014) – A county sheriff’s monthly pension subject him to a 50% reduction in his unemployment benefits, because the pension was funded, in part, by his former employer.

0002 1187 65

0002 1187 65 (Jan. 31, 2014) - Paid sick leave constituted “services” for the employer during the base period and affected the claimant’s eligibility for, or increased the amount of, his pension within the meaning of G.L. c. 151A, § 29(d)(6).  Accordingly, the claimant was subject to a reduction in his weekly unemployment benefits.


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