disability pensions http://ripr.org en Audit Finds State Retirees Received Thousands in Disability Pension Overpayment http://ripr.org/post/audit-finds-state-retirees-received-thousands-disability-pension-overpayment <p>An audit shows that six state retirees received a combined overpayment of almost 560-thousand dollars in disability pensions. The state retirement system is working with law enforcement to determine whether to pursue criminal or civil charges against the individuals.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In a statement, state Treasurer Gina Raimondo said the retirees received the overpayments between 2001 and the end of 2011. Raimondo, who chairs the state Retirement Board, said disability pensions have been suspended for the six individuals.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:02:35 +0000 Ian Donnis 16828 at http://ripr.org Audit Finds State Retirees Received Thousands in Disability Pension Overpayment Audit Shows Six Individuals Received $558K in Disability Pension Overpayments http://ripr.org/post/audit-shows-six-individuals-received-558k-disability-pension-overpayments <p>Six people with disability pensions through the state retirement system received almost $560,000 in overpayments, an audit shows.</p><p>The findings were announced by state Treasurer<a href="http://www.treasury.ri.gov/"> Gina Raimondo</a>, who chairs the state Retirement Board. She says they were revealed by the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) and the auditing firm of Sullivan &amp; Company.</p><p>Raimondo says the overpayments took place between 2001 and the end of 2011.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:25:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 16787 at http://ripr.org