Retirement Systems

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703-279-8200 TTY 711
12015 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway - Fairfax, VA 22033
Suite 350
Jeff Weiler
Executive Director

Uniformed Retirement System

The Uniformed Retirement System (URS) was established in 1974, to be the retirement system for uniformed or sworn employees of the FIre and Rescue Department, The Sheriff's Department, Animal Control unit, and Police Helicopter Unit. Subsequently, employees in the Public Safety Communications Department have become members of the URS. 

There are number of retirement benefits available to members of the URS, as summarized below.


Service Retirement - Uniformed

Service retirement is for employees who are one of the following:

Eligible for a full retirement benefit (Ordinary Service Retirement)

Eligible for an early retirement benefit (Early Retirement)

Vested but not eligible for an ordinary or early retirement benefit (Deferred Vested Retirement)

Each of these will be discussed in the sections below.

Disability Retirement - Uniformed

Members who are still actively employed and become disabled may be eligible for a Disability Retirement benefit.

There are 3 categories of Disability Retirement benefits:

Ordinary Disability - for disabilities that are not job-related.

Service-Connected Disability - for disabilities that are job-related and are not considered as a Severe Service-Connected disability.

Severe Service-Connected Disability - for disabilities that are job-related and meet one of several categories of injury.

Each of these will be explained in the sections that follow.

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