Retirement eligibility


Q. I retired from the Navy in 2006 after 20 years of military service. I am employed as a civilian mariner in Military Sealift Command as a GS-11. After I reach age 56, can I retire and get my retirement from the federal government and still received my military retirement? I was born in 1965 and will have 13 years of service when I reach age 56.

A. The earliest you could retire would be at age 56 and two months, your minimum retirement age. Because you’d be retiring under the MRA+10 provision, your annuity would be reduced by 5 percent for every year (5/12 of 1 percent per month) that you were under age 62. You could reduce or eliminate that penalty by retiring and deferring the receipt of your annuity until a later date.


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  1. I just found out my Ex-husband has retired , in my devoice I was to get 50% of his retirement I have not receive my benefit , I contacted him his respond was that they are taking it out , but I have never receive it how do I find where my benefits are .

  2. my ex-husband has retired as a civilian employee in the military sealift command how do I apply for my half of his retirement benefits as court has order after his retirement

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