Q. I am a CSRS covered Title 32 Technician with 30 years’ service. I am being involuntarily separated militarily due to failure to pass the PT test. Due to the loss of my military status in the National Guard, I will also lose my technician position. I am 53 years old. Can I retire under CSRS and collect my retirement annuity immediately (with a penalty) or do I have to wait?
A. You would be entitled to a CSRS disability annuity. For the details, go to http://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c046.pdf and scroll to Section 46A4.1-1C.