Emergency Order Lifts Retirement Earnings

Brother and Sister Retirees,
Over the weekend Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020 which states that retiree earnings earned during the declared state of emergency would be exempt from earnings restrictions for the calendar year 2020. The state of emergency began on March 10th so any earnings received from that date thru the end of the emergency are exempt from excess earning calculations. This directly covers retirees working details. We are seeking clarification on a section which may allow those reaching the mandatory age of retirement (65) to remain during the emergency

Jim Machado
Executive Director