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Rhode Island — a somewhat nonconformist state — and Social Security

by Melvin Cook

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K was an employee of the state of Rhode Island, which had a section 218 agreement to provide retirement coverage to certain of its employees in lieu of social security coverage.

In a referendum vote, K voted “yes” for coverage under the state’s retirement system. The “yes” vote was a condition precedent to being covered under the state’s retirement system.

There was a condition subsequent in which the covered employees needed to contribute a share for retroactive retirement benefits by a date certain. K did not make this payment in a timely fashion and, therefore, the state changed his “yes” vote to a “no” vote.

Social Security held that the state could not do this.

See Social Security Ruling (SSR) 68-77.

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