Forfeiture of Benefits

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Forfeiture of Benefits

Effective January 1, 2013, all public employees convicted of a job-related felony are subject to pension forfeiture, without exception. The law requires the forfeiture of all accrued rights and benefits in any public retirement system by any public employee convicted of any felony, as of the earliest date of the crime, for conduct arising out of or in the performance of his or her official duties, in pursuit of the office or appointment, or in connection with obtaining salary, disability retirement, service retirement, or other benefits.