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double-dipping

(The act of being) involved in and benefiting from two different things at once, often illegally. Once you start getting pension payments, you could be accused of double-dipping.
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The practice of double dipping is a widespread, national phenomenon.
These are just a few examples of the state and public school employees across the country who are double dipping, drawing taxpayer-funded paychecks along with their pensions.
This study addresses double dipping in one segment of local government, school districts, and focuses on data from NYS and Long Island (LI).
In the original draft of the bill, any state politician "who takes the oath of office" after the effective date of the bill would be forbidden from double dipping their salary and pension.
Double dipping cases frequently confront judges, but so far there is no consistent approach to the problem.
Sometimes, the impact of double dipping is small -- for example, if the employee spouse earned most of the pension after the divorce, the overlap between the portion already divided and the total pension is small enough that the judge overlooks it.
Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, who fought a lonely battle this year to prohibit future double dipping. But Republican leaders ignored the bill, and it never got past the committee stage.
"That's why, as governor, he would support legislation that bans double dipping."
Perry's double dipping unexpectedly came to light during his unsuccessful run for president, thanks to more stringent federal disclosure laws.
He said the bill has nothing to do with the board's policy concerning "double dipping."
In TEI's view, if the entity in question is not subject to the tax laws of the foreign tax regime (because of a tax treaty or otherwise), then section 1503(d) should not apply because there is no opportunity for double dipping of losses.
This language should vitiate any concerns about double dipping a loss in a country not listed in the statement.
The FSLIC's promise of tax deductions, then, opened the door to double dipping by buyers of troubled thrifts.
It makes candidates vulnerable to attacks, and the accusations of double dipping tough to prove, unless, as in Driver's case, the lawmaker admits to it.
Opposition researchers and campaign finance watchdogs say the lawmakers' charges look like double dipping. The Legislature's mileage reimbursement is intended to cover gasoline, and duplicate charges should not show up on legislative and campaign expense reports.