Q. I have been separated from federal service. How do I find out what my refund balance is? How do I find out if my application for a refund is being processed?
Q. I was terminated after 25 years of service. I am only 49 years old but wanted to see if they would offer me Voluntary Early Retirement as an option?
Q. I am being separated by a RIF at four years and 11 months of creditable civil service. I am 61 years old. Can I use accrued annual leave to reach five years of “service” and thereby qualify for an annuity when I reach 62?
Q. I was terminated in January 1997 for insubordination. I refused to transfer $90,000 I had the authority to transfer. I filed an appeal to MSPB. The agency changed its mind and allowed me to retire in March 1997. I was only 53 years old with 25 years of service. I received immediate federal annuity. Am I correct in assuming that I wasn’t eligible to receive immediate retirement benefits?
Q. I am a retired annuitant, and I will be retiring for the second time. Does this constitute a retirement or a resignation? I have worked for six years, and I have been receiving my full benefits without an offset. Am I eligible for a recomputation of years of service?
Q. What are the chances that a buyout (VERA/VSIP) will be offered to federal agencies this year?
Q. In an article entitled “Calculating CSRS, FERS annuities,” you indicated “that you could also retire early at age 50 with 20 years of service, or, if you have 25 years of service, at any age. I have 27 years and four months of service and I am 50 years old. Am I correct to understand that if I retire now, there would be no age penalty?
Q. My agency sent out applications to apply for VERA/VSIP. I am 57 years old (MRA is 56). I have a almost 34 years creditable service. With my sick leave it will be almost 35 years. Will I be VERA or VSIP? Is one better than the other, or do I even have a choice?