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Q. I am a 20+-year retired veteran. I also receive Veterans Affairs disability compensation. I am considering a position with VA. How many years of employment before I am eligible to retire from VA? Will I continue to receive my above income, as well as my VA retirement?

A. Yes, you could receive all three. To be eligible for a civilian annuity, you’d have to meet one of these combinations of age and service: 62 with five, 60 with 20, at your minimum retirement age with 30 or at your MRA with 10. In the latter case, your annuity would be reduced by 5 percent for every year you were younger than 62. Note: MRAs range from 55 to 57 depending on your year of birth.


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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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