Law enforcement, creditable service, VERA and SRS


Q. I have 20½ years of service — 17¼ under 6c (currently serving) and 7½ years of military that I bought back; 28 years total. If my agency gets Voluntary Early Retirement Authority, when would I be eligible for the special retirement supplement under FERS 6c?

A. You wouldn’t. And you wouldn’t be eligible for the enhanced law enforcement officer annuity because you wouldn’t have 20 years of covered service. Active-duty service for which you’ve made a deposit doesn’t count toward meeting that requirement.


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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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