Working in Multiple Positions Subject to Limits

If you work post-retirement in multiple positions subject to limits, your work limits for the different jobs may be different, depending on your employers and whether the positions require a DESE-issued certificate.

If you are subject to more than one set of work limits, you must track your work for each separately. When you are reported as working after retirement by your employer(s), you will receive the appropriate Working After Retirement Record form(s) to track your work in each position.

If you exceed a limit, any work in the position or positions subject to the limit that was exceeded must stop in order for your benefits to resume. If you also work in a separate position subject to a separate limit, that work may continue.

EXAMPLE 1

Mark is retired and working as a part-time certificated teacher for two different PSRS-covered school districts near his home. Mark exceeds his hourly limit at one of those districts in April. In order to resume his benefits, he must end all his certificated post-retirement employment (at both covered employers). If he does so in May, his April and May benefits are not payable, but his benefits will resume in June.

EXAMPLE 2

Mark is retired and working as a part-time certificated teacher for a PSRS-covered employer. He also works in a non-certificated position as a bus driver for the same employer. Mark exceeds his hourly limit for the certificated work in April. In order to for his benefits to resume, he must end his certificated post-retirement employment. If he ends this employment in May, his April and May benefits are not payable, but his benefits resume in June.

He does not have to stop working in the non-certificated bus driving position since it has a separate work limit that was not exceeded.

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