N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 207-I
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers


Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law, charter or administrative code to the contrary, a supplemental retirement allowance shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions a and b of this section to pensioners of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city who have retired prior to the calendar year nineteen hundred seventy. Such supplemental retirement allowance under such subdivisions a and b shall be payable on the basis provided for herein, commencing with a payment for the month of October, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, and continuing through the month of September, nineteen hundred seventy-three, except that in the case of pensioners of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more, such payments shall continue monthly thereafter.

a.

The supplemental retirement allowance provided for in this subdivision and in subdivision b of this section shall be a percentage of the retirement allowance computed without optional modification and shall be determined on the basis of the consumer price index (all items -- United States city average), published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Said percentage shall be determined in the manner set forth in this section. Said supplemental retirement allowance shall be computed on the basis of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of such annual retirement allowance and shall be payable commencing October first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, to all disability pensioners, and to other pensioners who have attained age sixty-two on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-seven and commencing on April first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, to such other pensioners who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after October first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven and on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, and commencing on October first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, to such other pensioners who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after April first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight and on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, and commencing on October first, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, to such other pensioners who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after October first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight and on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, and commencing on October first, nineteen hundred seventy, to such other pensioners who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after April first, nineteen hundred seventy, and on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy, and commencing on October first, nineteen hundred seventy-two, to such other pensioners who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after October first, nineteen hundred seventy and on or before September thirtieth, nineteen hundred seventy-two, and to each such other pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after October first, nineteen hundred seventy-two, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-one or the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such other pensioner who shall have attained age sixty-two on or after October first, nineteen hundred seventy-two shall have attained such age, and continuing monthly thereafter.

b.

The percentage referred to in subdivision a hereof shall be determined from the ratio of two indexes, in the following manner. The average of the twelve monthly consumer price indexes of the calendar year nineteen hundred sixty-six or, for a supplemental retirement allowance payable pursuant to this section on or after October first, nineteen hundred sixty-eight, the average of the twelve monthly consumer price indexes of the calendar year nineteen hundred sixty-seven, or, for a supplemental retirement allowance payable pursuant to this section on or after October first, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, the average of the twelve monthly consumer price indexes of the calendar year nineteen hundred sixty-eight, or, for a supplemental retirement allowance payable pursuant to this section on or after October first, nineteen hundred seventy, the average of the twelve monthly consumer price indexes of the calendar year nineteen hundred sixty-nine, divided by the average of the twelve monthly consumer price indexes of the calendar year of retirement shall be the ratio of the indexes. Said ratio, minus one, shall be expressed as a percentage and shall be adjusted to the lower one-tenth of one per centum. Such adjusted percentage shall be the percentage of the applicable portion of the retirement allowance, computed without optional modification which shall be payable as a supplemental retirement allowance under subdivision a of this section and under this subdivision. However, no such supplement shall be paid where such percentage is less than three per centum. Such percentage for pensioners who retired prior to April first, nineteen hundred fifty-eight, shall be increased by one hundred per centum thereof and the adjusted percentage shall be further adjusted to the lower one-tenth of one per centum. Such percentage shall be computed by the actuary each year and certified to the comptroller who shall, by directive, promulgate a schedule of percentages to be used for this purpose. b-1.

(1)

In addition to any supplemental retirement allowance payable in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions a and b of this section, commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-one and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired prior to April first, nineteen hundred seventy, an amount of supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired prior to April first, nineteen hundred seventy, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-one or the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner, in addition to any supplemental retirement allowance payable in accordance with the provisions of subdivisions a and b of this section, an amount of supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such additional supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal a percentage of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. Such percentage shall be determined by the date or year of retirement in accordance with the table set forth below. Date of Retirement Percentage __________________ __________ April 1, 1969 to and including March 31, 1970 twenty-one January 1, 1968 to and including March 31, 1969 twenty-two Year of Retirement Percentage __________________ __________ 1967 twenty-three 1966 twenty-four 1965 twenty-four 1964 twenty-five 1963 twenty-five 1962 twenty-six 1961 twenty-six 1960 twenty-seven 1959 twenty-seven 1958 twenty-seven 1957 twenty-seven 1956 twenty-eight 1955 twenty-eight 1954 twenty-eight 1953 twenty-eight 1952 twenty-eight 1951 and earlier twenty-nine b-2.

(1)

Commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-one and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired on or after April first, nineteen hundred seventy and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-three, a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired on or after April first, nineteen hundred seventy and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-three, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-one or the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal a percentage of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. Such percentage shall be determined by the date or year of retirement in accordance with the table set forth below: Date of Retirement Percentage __________________ ___________ April 1, 1970 to and including December 31, 1971 eight 1972 calendar year seven b-3.

(1)

Commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired during the calendar year nineteen hundred seventy-three, a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired during the calendar year nineteen hundred seventy-three, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-two or the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal six per centum of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. b-4.

(1)

Commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-three and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired on or after January first, nineteen hundred seventy-four and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-seven, a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired on or after January first, nineteen hundrd seventy-four and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-seven, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-three of the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal a percentage of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. Such percentage shall be determined by the year of retirement in accordance with the table set forth below. Year of Retirement Percentage __________________ __________ 1974 calendar year five 1975 calendar year four 1976 calendar year three b-5.

(1)

Commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-four and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired on or after January first, nineteen hundred seventy-seven and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-nine, a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired on or after January first, nineteen hundred seventy-seven and before January first, nineteen hundred seventy-nine, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-four or the month of July next following the twelve-month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal three per centum of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. b-6.

(1)

Commencing with a payment for the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-five and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to each disability pensioner of a pension or retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more who retired during the calendar year nineteen hundred seventy-nine, a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph three of this subdivision.

(2)

In the case of each pensioner of such a pension or retirement system of such a city who retired during the calendar year nineteen hundred seventy-nine, other than for disability, commencing with a payment for the later of the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-five or the month of July next following the twelve month period ending June thirtieth in which such pensioner shall have attained age sixty-two and continuing monthly thereafter, there shall be paid to such pensioner a supplemental retirement allowance determined pursuant to the provisions of paragraph theree of this subdivision.

(3)

The amount of such supplemental retirement allowance referred to in paragraphs one and two of this subdivision shall equal three per centum of the first ten thousand five hundred dollars of the annual retirement allowance computed without optional modification. b-7. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the spouse of a deceased pensioner of a pension or the retirement system of a paid police department of a city having a population of one million or more, where such pensioner had elected one of the options under the administrative code of such city which provides that benefits are to be continued for the life of such spouse after the death of the pensioner, and where the death of such pensioner occurred or occurs more than thirty days after the effective date of the retirement of such pensioner, shall be entitled to receive a monthly supplemental retirement allowance pursuant to this subdivision. Such monthly supplemental retirement allowance shall be equal in amount to one-half of the monthly supplemental retirement allowance which the pensioner would be receiving if living, and shall commence with a payment for the later of (1) the month of July, nineteen hundred eighty-three, or

(2)

the month following the month in which the death of the pensioner occurred or occurs or (3) the first month for which such pensioner, if living, would be entitled to receive a monthly supplemental retirement allowance, and such spouse’s monthly supplemental retirement allowance shall continue thereafter during the lifetime of such spouse.

c.

The supplemental retirement allowance shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar.

d.

The benefits hereinabove provided for shall be in lieu of the benefits presently provided by any other general, special or local law unless such benefits are in excess of those provided by this section, in which latter case such benefits shall be paid by the retirement system pursuant to this section.

e.

Contributions shall be made to such pension accumulation fund by, or on account of, the municipality at a rate fixed by the actuary or if there be no actuary then by the fiscal officer of the municipality, which shall be computed to be sufficient to provide the benefits established by this section which are payable during the period of time that this section shall be in effect.

f.

Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to apply to members of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system. * NB There are 2 § 207-i’s

Source: Section 207-I — Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/207-I (updated Jan. 11, 2019; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Defining qualifications of exempt volunteer firefighters
200‑A
Volunteer firefighters serving in more than one fire company or fire department
200‑AA
Training stipend for volunteer firefighters
200‑B
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-six
200‑C
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States on or after July first, nineteen hundred sixt...
201
Rights and privileges of exempt volunteer firefighters
202
Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter
202‑A
Recording certificates of exempt volunteer firefighter
203
List of exempt volunteer firefighters to be filed
204
Qualifications necessary to entitle to certain exemptions
204‑A
Raising of funds for fire company purposes
204‑B
Youth programs
204‑C
Plan for arson investigation
204‑D
Duties of the fire chief
204‑DD
Qualifications of a fire chief
204‑E
Unauthorized destruction of property
204‑F
Plan for hazardous materials incidents response
204‑G
Restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals
205
Payments to injured or representatives of deceased volunteer firefighters
205‑A
Additional right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased firefighters
205‑B
Relief of volunteer firefighters engaged in the performance of duty as such firefighters from civil liability and liability of fire distr...
205‑C
Payments pending controversies where volunteer firefighters are killed or injured
205‑CC
Volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits
205‑D
Relief from civil liability for acts or omissions by fire wardens in the city of New York
205‑E
Right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased police officers
205‑F
Removal of civil liability barriers
205‑G
Defense and indemnification of volunteer firefighters
206
Certificate to police officers and firefighters
206‑A
Penalty for improper use of certificates
206‑B
Exemption of benefits payable under blanket accident insurance covering volunteer firefighters
207
Hospitalization of members of fire departments in certain cities
207‑A
Payment of salary, medical and hospital expenses of firefighters with injuries or illness incurred in performance of duties
207‑B
Additional retirement benefits for certain firefighters in cities
207‑C
Payment of salary, wages, medical and hospital expenses of police officers with injuries or illness incurred in the performance of duties
207‑D
Additional retirement benefits for certain police officers in cities and certain villages
207‑E
Minimum retirement benefits for police officers in cities and who are members of police pension or retirement systems maintained by such ...
207‑E*2
Minimum retirement benefits for firefighters in cities and who are members of fire department pension or retirement systems maintained by...
207‑F
Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities
207‑G
Ordinary death benefits of members of police retirement systems
207‑H
Death benefits of members of certain fire department pension or retirement systems of cities
207‑H*2
Death benefits of members of certain police pension systems
207‑I
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers
207‑I*2
Supplemental retirement allowances of retired firefighters of cities
207‑II
Payment of supplemental retirement allowances of retired police officers and firefighters of certain cities
207‑J
Supplemental pension allowances of certain retired teachers of cities
207‑K
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑K*2
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑KK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by cancer
207‑KKK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by Parkinson’s Disease
207‑L
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers in towns and villages
207‑N
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O*2
Disabilities of members of the uniformed force of correction departments in certain cities
207‑P
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑Q
Firefighters
207‑Q*2
Disabilities of emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians in certain cities
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Members of police force to have one day rest in seven
208‑A
School guards
208‑B
Death benefits for beneficiaries of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑C
Death benefits for dependent fathers or dependent mothers of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑D
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑D*2
Compensation during disability
208‑D*3
Extra work by members of a police force in cities
208‑E
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑F
Special accidental death benefit
208‑G
Community activity by members of a police force
208‑H
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining for police departments in cities having a population of one million or more 1
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Outside service by local fire departments, companies, ambulance districts and airport crash-fire-rescue units
209‑A
Relations with other states and the dominion of Canada
209‑AA
Paid leave for disaster service volunteers
209‑AA*2
Appointment of private college campus security officers at independent non-profit colleges
209‑B
Emergency rescue and first aid squads
209‑BB
Specialized teams
209‑C
Fire police squads of fire departments and fire companies
209‑CC
Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs
209‑D
Contracts for outside service by volunteer fire departments and companies
209‑DD
Discovery of unlawful drug laboratory
209‑E
Fire mobilization and mutual aid plan
209‑EE
Adoption of a code of ethics and disclosure of interests by fire companies
209‑F
Outside service by local police forces
209‑FF
Provisions relating to certain accidental disability benefits
209‑FFF
Provisions relating to a membership date in the New York city police pension fund attributable to service in the titles of police cadet p...
209‑G
Liability for outside aid
209‑I
Emergency service by volunteer firefighters
209‑J
Mutual aid programs in counties
209‑L
Removal of volunteer officers and volunteer members of fire departments
209‑M
Outside service by local police
209‑P
Relay of fire and emergency calls
209‑Q
Permanent appointment of police officers
209‑R
Police protection
209‑S
Contracts between municipalities and fire districts for joint fire training centers
209‑T
Contracts for joint fire alarm systems
209‑U
Notification of presence of hazardous materials
209‑V
Employment of retired persons as special patrolmen for publicly owned property
209‑W
Permanent appointment of fire fighters
209‑X
Training of certain paid city firefighters promoted to a first-line supervisory position
209‑Y
Establishment of hazardous materials emergency response teams
209‑Z
Annual independent audits

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 11, 2019

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