Retired Huntington Workers Won’t Have to Return Overpaid Pensions

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city isn’t going to force retired police officers and firefighters to return miscalculated and overpaid pension payments.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the Huntington City Council decided Monday to keep the overpaid pensions where they are and correct any underfunded pensions.

Those whose pensions were underpaid will also receive back pay.

Mayor Steve Williams says the city’s pension funds are the strongest they’ve ever been and the fund is making payments on time after having been late for months.

A 2017 review of the city’s pension calculations found that some workers were being paid too much and some were being paid too little.