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I was a Federal Employee as a forester and as part of job fought forest fires do I qualify to report as a public safety

 
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I was a Federal Employee as a forester and as part of job fought forest fires do I qualify to report as a public safety

I assume you're taking about the pension provisions regarding retired public safety officers.      

Other than the statute, there is little guidance on what actually qualifies. The statute defines a "public safety officer" using the definition in 42 U.S.C. 3796b (9)(A). There is no list in the statute of positions that qualify, you just need to determine if you meet the definition. That definition is here:   http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3796b . It covers the obvious positions such as law enforcement officer, firefighter, member of a rescue or ambulance crew, corrections and parole officer, etc. However, if your position is not that obvious, you need to actually read the statute to see if it is included. (It's not a fun read.)


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bwa
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I was a Federal Employee as a forester and as part of job fought forest fires do I qualify to report as a public safety

I assume you're taking about the pension provisions regarding retired public safety officers.      

Other than the statute, there is little guidance on what actually qualifies. The statute defines a "public safety officer" using the definition in 42 U.S.C. 3796b (9)(A). There is no list in the statute of positions that qualify, you just need to determine if you meet the definition. That definition is here:   http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/3796b . It covers the obvious positions such as law enforcement officer, firefighter, member of a rescue or ambulance crew, corrections and parole officer, etc. However, if your position is not that obvious, you need to actually read the statute to see if it is included. (It's not a fun read.)


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