State Senate Votes To End Triple-Dipping

October 22, 2013
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Pennsylvania’s Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve a bill to end “triple-dipping,” a practice frequently undertaken by retired state workers.

“Triple-dipping” involves retirement by an employee who then returns to work for a brief period of time, just long enough to then start collecting unemployment benefits.

Many state workers are allowed to return following retirement for no longer than 95 days.   Many have found they can thereby trigger unemployment compensation.

The bill was sent on to the state House, where a similar version was passed in March.

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