If you are dismissed from federal service due to gross misconduct and your retirement is revoked does this mean you lose all of your personal contributions? Or does this mean just the pension? I am talking about pension, FERS, CSRS, etc.
Since you vested a great deal of personal work time, effort, money and energy into your future retirement, at the same token, make an appointment with an attorney who deals with labor law and benefits for a review of your situation, if you are truly concerned about the outcome.
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I doubt that you will forfeit any of your retirement benefits that have already vested. Ask your former employer for the number of the office that administers FERS. I am sure they can answer your question.
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You will not lose personal contributions. As Mr. Richman suggests, contact the FERS administrator, and an attorney who practices in this area of law if necessary.
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
Yes, usually you do loose many of your benefits when you are discharged and removed from federal service. No one on any website is going to be able to answer your question perfectly though without many more facts.
For example- did you appeal the decision? Was there a basis for the removal? Was it based on any form of discrimination? Did you fight the termination or did you retire prior to the removal?There are just too many questions to give you an answer you can truely rely on.
You need to call an experianced federal labor attorney and pay them to review your case. There is too much at stake to rely on advice you can receive on message boards and web sites.
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