Need some advice. I'm going to try and make a long story short here. My DH has been a police officer for 28+ years. Twenty-eight years is the minimum number of years needed for him to retire with a full pension. The police department he works for is a small dept., in a podunk town. DH broke his leg while working a traffic accident back in March of this year. The break would likely have healed quickly had it not been for the incompentency of the local hospital. He wound up with blood clots in his leg, which led to pulmonary embolisms. Some of the blood clots also affected his heart and he ended up having to have a stint placed in his heart. So, four hospitals in two weeks before he was able to come home to heal. His lungs have yet to heal and he is undergoing more tests. This week the WC nurse informed us that they want to send him to a pulmonary specialist in Little Rock. She also told us that since our internist (who has been handling the blood clot part of the situation) is closing his offices, that WC insists that he start seeing a WC specialist. Today DH will be going for another pulmonary function test ordered by our doctor. The WC nurse said she's not sure WC is going to pay for this test, but since our doctor feels it needs to be done, we're not worried about it. Our regular medical insurance will pay for it or we will pay for it out-of-pocket. Ever since he got the boot taken off his leg, back in early June I think it was, his boss (the chief) has bugged the tar outta him about when he's coming back to work. He calls here weekly and after each and every doctors appt. This morning the chief called and said that they want DH to come up to city hall tomorrow because the mayor wants to have a talk with him. This has us worried. From what little I know about workmans comp. I don't think they can force him to retire while he's still on it. I also know that it would be a bad idea for him to retire until ALL of his medical issues related to the accident are resolved. Once he retires he will have to obtain his own medical insurance and it would be hard to obtain insurance with this pre-existing stuff going on. Advice? TIA ETA: Once DH does retire, he will be the first police officer in the history of the dept. to retire with a full pension (full 28 years) and only the second city employee to ever do so. The city is not happy about that, as they don't want to have to pay the pension.