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Tag Archives: Retirement

Overview of PERS, TPAF, SPRS & JRS

Posted in Retiree Benefits
  Recently, it has come to our attention that many individuals aside from Public Safety Officers utilize this website as a reference guide for the various pension systems available to individuals employed by municipalities, counties, and the New Jersey state government. As such, this entry will focus upon a few of these pension systems and help… Continue Reading

STATE’S AUTHORITY TO REVOKE A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER’S PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN IS NOT PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW

Posted in Retiree Benefits
In the case of In re Carry Permit of Andros, A-4077-06T4, the Appellate Division held that the State of New Jersey’s authority to revoke a retired police officer’s permit to carry a handgun is not preempted by federal law. James Andros was an Atlantic City police officer from 1968 to 2003. Prior to his retirement in… Continue Reading

Amendment to Retiree Health Care Benefit Package Upheld

Posted in Retiree Benefits
  In Communication Workers of America v. State of New Jersey, the appellants challenged an amendment made by the State Health Benefits Commission to the retiree prescription drug card pilot plan. In support, appellants argued that the rule is invalid and unenforceable because it reduces post-retirement health care benefits.  The Appellate Division affirmed the amendment… Continue Reading

Extension of Effective Date for New IRS Regulations

Posted in Retiree Benefits
 After much concern regarding the new Treasury Regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and their potential impact on members of government pension plans, the IRS and the Treasury intend to extend the date by which a governmental plan must comply with final regulations on distributions from a pension plan upon attainment of normal… Continue Reading

New IRS Regulations and Impact on PFRS Retirement System

Posted in Retiree Benefits
              Recently, there has been much concern over new Department of Treasury regulations promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and their effect upon State legislated pension systems for public employees. This entry summarizes the new regulations and their potential impact on the members of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (“PFRS”). After conducting research and… Continue Reading

The Richardson Decision: Changing The Face of Accidental Disability Benefits

Posted in Disability Retirement
On July 24, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided the case of Richardson v. Board of Trustees, Police & Firemen’s Retirement System, 192 NJ 189 (2007). The case addressed a new standard to be applied by New Jersey Courts and Administrative Tribunals in awarding accidental disability retirement benefits under the provisions of various New Jersey… Continue Reading

Accidental and Ordinary Disability Benefits Under The Police and Firemen’s Retirement System

Posted in Disability Retirement
During the course of a public safety officer’s career, many uniformed employees become injured and disabled on the job. If a public safety officer is unable to continue his or her employment as a result of the injury, they are often left with no choice but to medically retire. The Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS), is… Continue Reading
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