Eligibility for FERS retirement


Q: I am 58 years old and left the Postal Service in 1999. I have 10 years of credited service under FERS. Am I eligible for retirement benefits now or must I wait until normal retirement age?

A: If you didn’t take a refund of your retirement contributions when you left, you’ll be eligible for a deferred annuity at age 62.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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