Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Retirement funds

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Q. I was forced into applying for retirement, being on Workers’ Compensation and was “separated in 2002 with 25 years of service. I am 70 and still on Workers’ Compensation. I would like to withdraw my retirement lump-sum. Can  I still keep my life insurance that is deducted? I understand if Workers’ Compensation stops paying me, that I wont be allowed back on retirement if I do this. But I could not live on the amount anyway and I do need the money now.
A. Unfortunately, there is no provision in law or regulation that would allow you to receive a refund of your retirement contributions.

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