State budget

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There are persistent rumors that there will be lay-offs, salary reductions, or demotions to save money due to the shortfall of the sales taxes. I know this isn't your area but do know that occasionally you try to find the answers for particularly troubling issues facing state workers. Would you please try to find out if there is any truth to this? There are a number of state workers who are very worried and because of the persistence of these rumors, there are some who are taking it quite seriously. It is also rumored that November 1 to December 1 will be the target dates for these actions.
I would appreciate your help as would many others.
Thank you.
We are hearing these same rumors but we do not have any information to either confirm or refute them. Consequently, we encourage individuals to contact their Human Resources office for additional information but realize that even they may not have definitive answers at this time to address your concerns either. (We are not attempting to dodge the question – we simply don’t know the answer.) Print Friendly and PDF

Garnishments

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Can my MOSERS benefit be garnished? If yes, can they take the whole check? Will the garnishment be the first deduction made (i.e., will I be billed for my medical).
Your MOSERS benefit cannot be garnished, except for the collection of child support and maintenance, bankruptcy, or an IRS levy.
Essentially the entire benefit can be withheld, except that MOSERS is required to issue all members a check for at least $1. The rest could be redirected according to court or IRS direction. The priorities for which deductions may be made are as follows:
¨ Federal and State income tax
¨ IRS levies
¨ Child support/maintenance
¨ Bankruptcy court orders
¨ Any voluntary deductions (medical, life insurance, etc.)
Depending on the amount withheld, you could be billed for any life insurance or medical premiums not covered by the balance of the benefit amount available to you.
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