Bill targets LIRR 'benefit stacking'
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Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday he will introduce legislation to end a system that allowed Long Island Rail Road workers to boost their retirement earnings by getting both a regular and a disability pension.
"Allowing LIRR employees to receive both federal occupational disability benefits and their [LIRR] pensions at the same time creates a perverse incentive for fraud," Schumer (D-N.Y.)...