TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 4. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
PART V. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SUBPART D. BENEFITS
17:1626.1 Cost-of-living benefits
A. (1) Any member who retired prior to May 13, 1975, and the beneficiary of a deceased retired member who retired prior to May 13, 1975 under Option 2 or Option 3 and any survivor of a member who died prior to May 13, 1975 and prior to retirement who is receiving survivor benefit in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 17:1630(A), shall have that portion of the retirement allowance or benefit, not exceeding ten thousand dollars per annum, being received under authority of this Part increased, effective July 1, 1975 and thereafter, in accordance with the following schedule:
(a) For those members who retired or died after May 26, 1972 but prior to May 13, 1975, or their beneficiaries, the benefits shall be increased by six percent.
(b) For those members who retired or died on or before May 26, 1972, or their beneficiaries, the benefit shall be increased by eight percent.
(2) No increase under Paragraph (1) above shall be made with respect to any portion of the allowance which exceeds ten thousand dollars per annum.
B. With respect to those members of their beneficiaries whose benefits are recomputed in accordance with Subsection A of this Section, the board of supervisors may make annual supplementary cost-of-living adjustments from interest earnings, the payments of which shall be effective as of July 1 of each year. Supplemental adjustments shall be based on the difference between the annual average all items consumer price indexes of the two immediately preceding calendar years. The supplementary cost-of-living adjustments shall be computed on the benefits as recomputed in accordance with Subsection A of this Section; however, no upward adjustment shall be made with respect to recomputed benefits which exceed ten thousand dollars per annum. The supplemental monthly cost-of-living adjustment shall not be increased or decreased more than three percent in any year, nor shall any such adjustment cause a reduction below the benefit as recomputed in accordance with Subsection A of this Section. The supplemental cost-of-living adjustment may be adjusted or suspended by the board at any time that it determines that the interest income of the system is not sufficient to pay for the supplemental benefits.
Added by Acts 1975, No. 471, Sec. 1.