Discontinued Service Retirement

Washington DC Federal Employment Law Attorney

If you need legal assistance or representation in a matter involving a discontinued service retirement, it is advised that you contact the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC to arrange a legal consultation with a DC federal employment law attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case. An attorney at the firm can review your situation and advise you on how best to proceed in achieving the positive results you are seeking. The firm has extensive experience in handling all matters pertaining to federal employment law, including complex litigation cases in which the rights of employees have been asserted and defended before federal agencies.

Understanding Discontinued Service Retirement

Discontinued service retirement refers to the situation in which a federal employee is eligible for a retirement annuity due to having been involuntarily separated from service for reasons other than misconduct and who has 25 years of service or who has 20 years of service and is 50 years old. After investing a majority of their career lives in federal employment service, these employees are provided with this financial compensation. In order to qualify for this retirement benefit, the separation must have occurred without the employee's consent and against his or her will. It will not apply, however, if the employee was removed from service due to misconduct or delinquency.

Many scenarios exist in which involuntary separation will result in eligibility for a discontinued service retirement. They include the abolishment of your job, a reduction in force, losing your job through a reduction of agency funds, a transfer of function outside of your commuting area, an incumbent's term of office expiring, removal for poor performance (but not misconduct), failing to continue to qualify for a position, reassignment out of the commuting area, and others. It is important to consult with a DC federal employment lawyer at the firm about your particular situation to get the legal answers you need. The firm will aggressively pursue your case for a retirement annuity where eligible.

Contact a Washington DC Federal Employment Lawyer at the firm for legal assistance with a discontinued service retirement matter today.

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