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  • First Responder Retirement Bill Gets a Unanimous Senate Vote - November 23, 2022
  • The legislation allows first responders with disabilities to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled.

    Michael Gennaro, Government Executive

    The First Responder Fair RETIRE Act (H.R. 521) has passed the Senate unanimously, and its next stop is President Biden’s desk.

    H.R. 521 allows first responders who are disabled due to a workplace injury and forced to seek other employment in the federal government to continue to pay into the accelerated retirement system and retire after they have served 20 years and reached age 50. The bill also allows first responders to get a refund of their previous accelerated contributions if they leave federal service before qualifying for their annuity.

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