Can I request a buyout?


Q. I am currently employed with the Veterans Healthcare Administration, age 60, with more than 21 years of service. How does one go about initiating a request for buyout in the event none is being offered? Is this possible?

A. No, it isn’t possible. However, since you already meet the age and service requirements to retire, you can do that whenever you feel like it.


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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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