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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.


  1. Why would you say a Federal LEO, separated under mandatory retirement (involuntarily) isnt eligible for unemployment compensation?

      • They certainly are if forced to retire at age 57. I am aware of quite a few who worked as a LEO and were mandated to retire at 57 that receive or received unemployment.

        • While that decision is up to each state to make, many do mot because its hard to justify paying unemployment insurance to someone who is already receiving a retirement benefit based on a full career.

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