First Responder Retirement Contributions

Effective in March of 2009 the legislature passed W.S. 19-11-115 (e) through (g) allowing the Wyoming Military Department to pay military members private retirement contributions for the periods they are on Title 10 active duty.

The First Responder Fund provides payment of retirement contributions to a public or private retirement or pension system plan for any Wyoming resident whose primary occupation is that of a first responder or is designated by occupation, position, or name to any emergency response plan and who has been ordered into federal service of the Unites States under Title 10 of the United States Code. This does not apply to Federal and State employees. Most state employees continue to be funded by the state and agency.

Note: Funding has been substantially reduced due to budget reductions. Claims will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited to a lesser amount.

Download, complete, and submit the following documents with required attachments to:

Wyoming Military Department, State Education Assistance Administrator, 5410 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82009

Read W.S. 19-11-115