CMERS Online Survey
January 27, 2017
RE: 2017 ANNUAL MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MERS) AFFIDAVIT
Please be advised that the State Employees Retirement Commission (ôCommissionö) voted to clarify that the law states that an individual cannot receive a Connecticut Municipal Employees Retirement System (ôCMERSö) pension benefit if he/she becomes reemployed for twenty (20) hours or more per week or more than ninety (90) working days in one calendar year, with the same municipality or any other municipality participating in CMERS, even if reemployed in a position that is not covered by CMERS.
As a result of this action, each CMERS retiree must complete the affidavit below, or the paper form that was received in the mail, to confirm whether or not he/she is reemployed with a municipality that participates in CMERS. Please carefully read and complete the affidavit online or complete and return the form that was mailed to you either by mail or by fax at (860) 702-3571 no later than March 1, 2017. Failure to respond by March 1, 2017 may result in suspension of your retirement benefit.
Please note that, in addition to submitting the affidavit at this time, you must notify the Retirement Services Division immediately of any type of reemployment or change in employment in order to prevent an overpayment of retirement benefits, which would require repayment by you.
The affidavit can be returned by mail to Office of State Comptroller, 55
Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or by fax to (860) 702-3571. As an
alternative, you may also complete an on-line affidavit by visiting
www.osc.ct.gov and clicking "CMERS
Retirees" on the home page.
Any questions you have concerning this matter may be directed to CMERS at (860) 702-3500. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Very Truly Yours,
STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
KEVIN LEMBO, SECRETARY EX OFFICIO
- Brenda K. Halpin, Director
Retirement Services Division
If you prefer to send this affidavit by mail, rather than online, please send to:
Office of the State Comptroller
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Forms may also be faxed to (860) 702-3571.