If you enter qualified military service, as defined in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), you will not incur a Break-in-Service. Your time spent in qualified military service will count toward service under the Plan, provided you meet the requirements of USERRA, including, but not limited to:
- terminating covered employment to enter qualified military service;
- receiving an honorable discharge;
- applying for reemployment in covered employment within 90 days or such other period as required under USERRA; and
- providing reasonable documentation of qualified military service to the Trustees.
Military service will be considered service with an employer for purposes of: (a) determining the non-forfeitability of the participant’s accrued benefits under the Plan and (b) determining the accrual of benefits under the Plan. The term “qualified military services” means voluntary or involuntary performance of active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full-time National Guard duty and absences due to examination for determination of fitness or funeral honors duty.
If you are involuntarily called into military service (i.e., drafted), you may also receive vesting service and Benefit Units for your time served. Contact the Fund Office for more information.