Q. I am 52 years old with 30 years of federal service under FERS. How can I retire?
A. If you mean retire now, you can’t. You’ll have to wait until you reach your minimum retirement age, which is 56 years and 2 months. Alternatively, you could resign now and apply for a deferred annuity when you reach your MRA. However, when you applied for that annuity, you wouldn’t be able to re-enroll in either the FEHB or FEGLI programs.