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WV Legislative Interim Report: Committee discussions address retirement, pension payments

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Legislature discussions surrounding a possible one-time supplemental payment and a cost-of-living increase for state retirees in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) are ongoing as legislators prepare for their upcoming session. 

During December’s interim meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement, Committee Attorney Phillip Childs explained that possible legislation, currently titled “Senate Bill X,” would provide a one-time bonus payment, or 13th check, of $1,500 to retirees . . .

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