If an injured worker who was injured after September 1, 1990 retires while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, the workers’ compensation benefit will be reduced by the amount of the retirement benefit. This offset will not be applied to retirement benefits derived exclusively from employee contributions. Also, such an offset will not be applied to persons who were injured before age 55 and had been receiving workers’ compensation for at least 5 years prior to retirement. If a person retires less than 2 years after an injury, then all workers’ compensation benefits will be terminated.

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