Permanently retired, can the DoD renig?

Discussion in 'Veterans Affairs, SSDI, and other Benefits' started by 7LVL, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. 7LVL

    7LVL PEB Forum Regular Member

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    With the way the economy is I've been wondering lately if the U.S. Government could renig on your retirement pension.
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    Ed Mercanti PEB Forum Regular Member

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    Every financial entitlement or benefit is based on law. Laws can be changed. So the short answer is yes, they could renig. This gives rise to the saying "Nothing is safe when Congress is in session." Would they? It would be political suicide.
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    7LVL PEB Forum Regular Member

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    I've been reading about how Stockton is filing bankruptcy and everyone that worked for the city that was drawing a pension and uses earned health benefits will not longer have those benefits. I understand the difference on the larger scale but I guess with he economy the way it is anything is possible!

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