Governor Signs Post Retirement Work “Waiver” Law

No Hour & Income Restrictions for Non-Disability Retirees In Public Service During 2022

June 10, 2022: Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law H4456 that waives both the hour and income restrictions (imposed by Section 91 of Chapter 32) on retirees who are in public service employment during 2022. It became Chapter 80 of the Acts of 2022.

It must be emphasized that the waiver applies only to retirees who are receiving a superannuation retirement and not to those who are on a disability retirement. Also, the law is effective for Calendar Year 2022 public service and no other service time.

Mass Retirees worked closely with the Mass Police Association to help move this provision through the legislative process.

“Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, a countless number of public retirees have been recalled to public service to help fulfull critical government functions. By lifting the earnings and hourly limits for 2022, these retirees are allowed to serve without having to worry about accidentally violating the retirement law,” explains Association President Frank Valeri, who is also an elected member of the State Retirement Board. “With public health emergency still underway and the labor market being so tight, many of these retirees have been asked to stay on for 2022. I want to thank the legislature and governor for recognizing that these unique circumstances require some flexibility.”

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