Benefits following RIF


Q. I have 36 years of creditable service under CSRS, and I am 56 years of age. In a reduction-in-force situation, assuming I was not placed in another government position, would I be entitled to both 52 weeks severance pay and an immediate annuity?

A. Because you’d be eligible for an annuity, you wouldn’t be eligible for severance pay.


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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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