Deferred retirement


Q. I am a DoD employee, 51 years old with more than 25 years of service.  I am stationed in Germany and will have to sign up for the (PPP) Priority Placement Program in November.  My question is, if I am picked up for a job stateside and decide not to accept it, and the Army chooses to release me from service because I turned down a job offer, can I qualify for deferred retirement?

A. If you are actually asking if you would qualify for early retirement, the answer is no. However, if you are really asking if you would qualify for a deferred retirement, the answer is yes, but only when you reach age 60.


About Author

Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

Leave A Reply