UPDATE 4/25/19:Thanks to the many RIPEA members who contacted their Legislators expressing their disappointment and the hardship this would cause them and all RIPEA members, there will now be a 13th check for 2019 and 2020.
The Senate Appropriations Committee deleted the funding for the 13th check from the 2019-20 budget.
This action means PERF retirees are in jeopardy of not receiving a 13th check in 2019 and 2020. We need your help to restore this money in the budget and hopefully result in a 13th check being approved for 2019 and 2020.
Please contact your state senator and state representative immediately asking them to support a 13th check for PERF retirees for 2019 and 2020. This year’s Legislative session is scheduled to close on April 25th so time is of the essence. Tell your legislators that without the 13th check your actual income will decrease while the cost of living increases.
We urge you to be cordial and courteous and thank them for their past support of a 13th check.
Thank you for your help.