Q. I am a FERS employee with four years of service (permanent) and have met my minimum retirement age. I work for the Army. I will not be eligible for full retirement for another year when I have five years of service. Am I eligible for a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay?
Q. I’m a federal employee now, but I will leave my job and move to another state. I’ll be 60 years old in November. By the time I leave, I will have worked in my present job for five years and six months. Also, I’ve worked at the Federal Reserve for 6 months as a government federal employee. My retirement is under FERS. Can the months I worked at the Federal Reserve be counted or combined to add to my five years and six months as a federal government employee? If it is, it will be six years of federal…
Q. I am 65 with 25 years of service. I have severe arthritis in my feet. I am going to apply for regular retirement. But if my foot pain gets severe enough, is there a way to retire in a week or so?
Q. I am FERS began with the Postal Service in January 1985. I bought back 3½ years of Army service (honorable). I am past my minimum retirement age but confused about the 30 years of service. To qualify for the special retirement supplement, do my military years count?
Q. I am 53 with 30-plus years of excepted civil service with the National Guard. I believe my MRA is 56. At age 56, can I voluntarily retire with no penalties? Could I voluntarily retire early?
Q. My wife just resigned from the U.S. Forest Service. She is 44 with more than 20 years of service. Did she lose all of her retirement, or is she still eligible to receive a portion at the reduced rate of 5 percent? She was always in a position covered under firefighter retirement, eligible at 50 to retire. Also, is she still eligible for health benefits?