New DROP Requirements Are in Effect
As of February 1, 2019
The following new requirements will affect any member who enters DROP on or after February 1, 2019:
- You shall have your participation in DROP suspended for any calendar month in which you do not spend at least 112 hours on active duty status;
- If you sustain a serious injury on duty and are admitted to the hospital for a minimum of 3 consecutive days as a direct result of that injury, your participation shall not be suspended during the first 12 calendar months following the date of injury;
- If your participation is suspended, you shall be eligible to participate in DROP for a maximum of 30 additional months beyond the original participation period. The participation period shall only be extended for as many months as your participation was suspended;
- No interest accrues on the DROP account following the initial 5-year/60-month participation period, including any periods of participation suspension.
Members who entered prior to February 1, 2019 are not subject to the above provisions. For more information on the DROP Program, please visit our DROP Information Page.