And 36 others are collecting over $100,000 a year
"We have a retiree that is collecting a $17,000 paycheck a month . . . tax free."
— Rhode Island
Closer to 7 percent in 2013
In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."
Too many wrong numbers here
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
Cites national average that isn't
Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.
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