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Rs 11:901.29 Old Age Assistance, Teachers Entitled To Receive; Computation And Amounts Of Benefits

§901.29. Old age assistance, teachers entitled to receive; computation and amounts of benefits

A. The monies allocated by R.S. 11:901.28 shall be used to provide old age assistance to any teacher:

(1) Who is not now eligible and who never has been eligible for any benefit from the teachers' retirement system of Louisiana or any other teacher retirement plan operated by the state, or by a city, parish, or other political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, save from that fund temporarily created by Act 216 of the Legislature of Louisiana for the year 1940;

(2) Who has served for a minimum of eighteen years in the public schools or educational institutions maintained by the state of Louisiana;

(3) Who has now attained the age of sixty years; and

(4) Who continued in active service until the attainment of the age of sixty years; or

(5) Who meets the requirements of Paragraphs (1) and (3) of this Subsection and who has further served for a minimum of thirty years in the public schools or educational institutions maintained by the state of Louisiana; or

(6) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and who on May 1, 1957 had attained the age of 65 years and who served for a minimum of 18 years in the public schools or educational institutions of Louisiana and who never elected non-membership in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana and who has never enrolled as a member of any retirement system supported in whole or in part from funds provided by the state of Louisiana or any of its subdivisions.

(7) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection (A), and who has served for a minimum of 15 years in the public schools or educational institutions of Louisiana between 1913 and 1928 and who on May 14, 1962 was at least 67 years of age.

(8) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection (A) and who taught for a minimum of 21 years in the parish or city public schools of Louisiana prior to the establishment of the Teachers' Retirement System, August 1, 1936, and who on September 1, 1964 will have attained the age of 64 years; provided application therefor is submitted prior to January 1, 1965, together with a certified record of service and salary.

(9) Who meets the requirement of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and who has attained the age of seventy-one and who was a teacher in the public schools of this state from October, 1914 through the 1926-1927 school year.

(10) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and who has attained the age of seventy-one and who was a teacher in the public schools of this state from October, 1918 and continuously thereafter through the 1927-1928 school term, or any part of said term, and who because of illness was thereafter unable to continue teaching.

(11) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and who on December 7, 1970 attained the age of seventy-four years and who commenced teaching in Caddo Parish in March, 1917 and was a teacher in the public schools of this state for at least fourteen years, of which nine years were prior to the establishment of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana, provided application therefor is submitted prior to January 1, 1972, together with a verified record of service and salary to the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana.

(12) Who meets the requirements of Paragraph (1) of this subsection, and who was over fifty years of age prior to the year 1953 and who was teaching prior to the year 1953, and who because of age was ineligible for membership in the Orleans Parish Teachers Retirement System. This benefit shall be limited to fifty dollars per month, and payable only as funds are available therefor.

B. The annual allowance for any person approved by the board of trustees of the teachers' retirement system for old age assistance under the above requirements shall be computed as follows:

One seventieth of the average salary received for the last five years of active service multiplied by the number of years accredited service, provided that the total annual payment shall not exceed one half the average of the annual salary for the last years of service and in no case shall it exceed six hundred dollars per annum.

The allowance available under this plan shall be paid monthly in equal payments.

C. Any person applying for benefits under the provisions of this Section shall, in order to qualify, make application to the board of trustees of the teachers' retirement system within one year from August 1, 1962 in compliance with such rules and regulations as said board shall adopt, and with said application, said applicant shall file a detailed certified statement of all Louisiana service as a teacher for which credit is claimed.

Amended by Acts 1954, No. 171, §1; Acts 1957, No. 8, §1; Acts 1958, No. 198, §1; Acts 1961, No. 33, §1; Acts 1962, No. 425, §§1, 2; Acts 1964, No. 393, §1; Acts 1968, No. 251, §1; Acts 1970, No. 179, §1; Acts 1971, No. 78, §1; Acts 1974, No. 270, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 17:742 pursuant to R.S. 24:253.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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