A personal finance disclosure form indicates that Gov. Perry collects both a salary and retirement benefits simultaneously.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is collecting a salary and retirement benefits simultaneously.
A personal financial disclosure form that presidential candidates are required to file shows that Perry is collecting his $7,700 monthly state pension. That is allowable under state law, using a complicated formula.
Perry's salary as governor is roughly $133,000.
Collecting retirement benefits while drawing a state salary will likely expose Perry to criticism from those who complain that public sector employees are too generously compensated.
Perry's financial disclosure form was made public Friday by the Federal Election Commission.
He reported a net worth of at least $1.3 million and an annual income of $290,000.