CHAPTER 179

RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. § 1702, Chapter 17, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new Subsection to be known as Section 1702 (e).

(e) Any person living on April 17, 1947 who has been employed by the Agencies providing for "covered employment" as defined in Section 1701 of this Chapter and Title, and who is not now so employed, but who had been so employed for a period of twenty years or more anytime prior to April 17th, 1947, and has been retired without pay, and has been separated from said employment through no fault of his own, shall receive, on and after his 65th birthday, the pension benefits provided for by this Chapter to the same extent as other present, or retired employees.

Approved May 31, 1955.