If he leaves office after one term, he’s not eligible for a pension or to keep his healthcare plan.
Since his election to Congress in 2022, Santos has garnered national attention due to numerous and varied accusations of fraud. Despite calls for him to resign, including from fellow Republicans in New York, Santos remained in office, though he stepped down from his committee assignments.
Several VERIFY viewers wanted to know if Santos will still qualify for congressional retirement benefits, such as a pension and healthcare, if he leaves office after this term.
Will George Santos be eligible for congressional retirement benefits?
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Congressional Research Service
Rep. Santos announcement that he is not seeking reelection
No, George Santos will not be eligible for congressional retirement benefits.
WHAT WE FOUND
Congress has set rules to be eligible for retirement benefits. Here’s what they are.
Members of Congress are eligible …