Military service toward retirement


Q: I am 68. I have three years and nine months of military service that I have bought in. On Sept. 30, 2011, I will have 2½ years of civilian service. Will I be eligible at that time for FERS retirement?

A: No, you won’t. You have to have completed five years under FERS to be eligible to retire.


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

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