Q. If a person is receiving law enforcement pay after mandatory retirement (worked as a counselor for the Bureau of Prisons), will collecting unemployment affect the law enforcement pay?
A. As a retiree, you aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation.
Why would you say a Federal LEO, separated under mandatory retirement (involuntarily) isnt eligible for unemployment compensation?
Retirees aren’t 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.
If you have not begun receiving your pension benefits. Why can’t you receive unemployment benefits? Unemployment denied me “because such individual left work for a reason other than good cause attributable to the employer.” That is a false claim by UI.
Unemployment benefits are only payable to those employees who have been let go by their employer. They aren’t payable to those who decide to leave on their own.