Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Connecticut: Governor Signs Bill To End Social Security Offset for Worker's Comp

On May 30, 2006, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell signed into law a bill to end the policy of cutting the worker's compensation payments to disabled employees if those workers collect or qualify for Social Security, one of ten states to do so. Passed by the state senate as Senate Bill No. 25, proponents said the offset hurt aging residents who've kept their jobs or returned to the workforce to supplement their income.

Source: Public Act 06-84 and legislative history.

Additional Source: "Senators say state's older employees hurt by worker comp policy" Associated Press (April 28, 2006)

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