ATC and LEO 6C(A) special annuity


Q. Do combinations of the federal fire fighter, law enforcement, and air traffic controller years qualify for the required 20 years needed to allow for the special annuity benefit?  Also can air traffic control years qualify to offset the maximum hiring age for entry into a federal law enforcement position?

A. No and no


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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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