Who is subject to the 2020 RTW Law?
If you meet the following criteria, you are in the 2020 RTW Group and subject to the 2020 RTW Law (La. R.S. 11:710.1).
- Retirees who return to work in positions eligible for TRSL membership for the first time on or after July 1, 2020
- Retirees who meet criteria for the 2010 RTW Group, but who make an irrevocable election to be in the 2020 RTW Group
TRSL retirees in the 2020 RTW Group, who return to work in positions eligible for TRSL membership as direct hires and not by contract or corporate contract, must choose one of the following options that will either limit their earnings during re-employment or suspend their retirement benefit while they accrue a supplemental benefit during re-employment.
The options from which 2020 RTW Group retirees can choose are determined by whether their position in re-employment is part-time or full-time. Use the table below to determine what option is available to you.
RTW Option 1
available to all part-time and full-time direct employment positions
|Additional information: Retirees returning to work under RTW Option 1 can convert to RTW Option 2 any time before or after reaching the 25% earnings limit (per fiscal year) provided the RTW Option 2 position is full-time.|
RTW Option 2
available to all
full-time direct employment positions
|Additional information: The supplemental benefit is calculated with same formula used to determine the retiree's original benefit.
What if I return to work by contract or corporate contract?
Retirees returning to work through any employment by contract or corporate contract will have their benefits suspended for the duration of re-employment, and do not earn a supplemental benefit.
What is a waiting period and am I subject to it?
Retirees returning to work in positions eligible for TRSL membership are subject to a mandatory waiting period during which their TRSL benefits will be suspended.
Within the 2020 RTW Group, retirees returning to active service for the first time on or after July 1, 2020, and within 12 months after retirement will have their retirement benefits suspended for the duration of such active service or the lapse of 12 months from retiree’s effective date of his retirement, whichever occurs first.
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