Q. I quit the U.S. Postal Service after working 14 years for them. Am I entitled to any sort of pension from the USPS when I turn 62 or 65? A. Yes, if you didn’t ask for a refund of your retirement contributions when you left. Regardless of whether you were covered by CSRS or FERS, you could apply for an annuity at age 62. If you were covered by FERS, you could also apply for an annuity when you reach your minimum retirement age. MRAs range from 55 to 57, depending on your year of birth. However, if you…
Q. I have a physical problem that may be classified as a disability. I’m 57 with 37 years of federal service, mostly with the U.S. Postal Service except for four years military. Are there any advantages in USPS disability for me, as I have passed my MRA?
Q. I am 52 with 33 years and 3 months service (30 U.S. Postal Service and three in the Army). My minimum retirement age is 56 years 4 months. If I decided to leave the Postal Service now, what are the penalties?
Q. Can I retire at 50 with 25 years of service? I am not at my minimum retirement age, but in order to keep my health benefits, I would take the 5 percent per year that would reduce my annuity by 50 percent. Is this possible?
Q. If I am terminated from my position for performance, will I be eligible for a Discontinued Service Retirement? I am age 53 (54 next month) with 28 years of service including military payback for those years served. Will I also be eligible for the special retirement supplement once I reach my MRA?