Covered service


Q. Do your 20 years in a law enforcement-covered position have to be consecutive or can you move in and out of covered positions as long as you get a total of 20 by 50 years of age?

A. As a rule they don’t have to be consecutive; however, your agency will have to determine if the periods when you were employed meet the definition of covered service needed to make you eligible for an LEO retirement benefit.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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