Retired military


Q: I am 63 and a retired Marine. I started working for the VA in September of 2009 and decided not to participate in a buyback. There is a FERS deduction taken from my pay. Will I be eligible for retirement under FERS? If so, when?

A: You would be eligible for an annuity after you have completed five years of FERS service.


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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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