CHAPTER 112

RELATING TO EMPLOYEES PENSIONS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO EMPLOYEES PENSIONS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 17, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new section thereto to be known as Section 1717.

§ 1717.

(a) In the event that the employees of the Levy Court of New Castle County shall become eligible for the benefits of the Federal Social Security Act, the amount to which the employee upon retirement shall be eligible to receive under the provisions of this Act shall be reduced by an amount equal to the benefits payable under the Federal Social Security Act.

(b) The County Treasurer may require submission by any covered employee or pensioner of such information or such documents as he shall find necessary for the proper administration of this chapter. Where he has reason to believe that an applicant for pension or a pensioner may be eligible for old age insurance benefits under the Federal Social Security Act, the County Treasurer shall require that evidence of application and of notice of award under the Federal Social Security Act shall be submitted promptly to him. Failure to make such submission shall result in postponement of any pension payments under this chapter until these requirements have been met. An initial or amended award of benefits under the Federal Social Security Act shall be promptly reported by the pensioner to the County Treasurer. Wilful withholding of information as to receipt of Federal Social Security benefits by a pensioner in order to increase the amount of his pension shall cause him to forfeit all his rights and benefits under this chapter.