Retirement age


Q. I am a 62-year-old FERS employee. Can I retire with my FERS annuity and TSP and wait until my full retirement age of 66. I do not plan to work  after I leave.

A. Yes, you can wait until your full retirement age, however, your Social Security benefit will be based on the amount you were entitled to when you retired.


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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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