Q. I took the VERA/VSIP. Can I go work for a contractor who does work for the Department of the Army?
Q. If I accept a VERA and have fewer than 30 years of service, will I still still get the special retirement supplement when I reach my minimum retirement age? How do they calculate the payment?
Q. I am 55 and will reach my minimum retirement age in December. If I take the offer for VERA, will I qualify for the special retirement supplement? Or will I get penalized for not waiting until my MRA age?
Q. I’ve just received notice that I am eligible for VERA at the U.S. Postal Service and adding up my years found that I’ve been with the Postal Service for 19 years and 6 months. However, I just turned 53 and I bought my military time of 3 years when I first entered the Postal Service. Retirement would be possible if I qualify for SRS. Do I qualify for the SRS? And If I do, when does it go into effect?
Q. I am 51 on Dec. 19, 2017. I have been with the government for 34 years. I have been offered Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority. Can I take advantage of both? If I accept the VSIP and get the $25,000 buyout, can I keep my health insurance and benefits for life thru VERA? From my understanding, if I accept the VSIP, I will lose my health benefits in 18 months. Since I qualify for both VSIP and VERA, can I take both and get the buyout and keep the health benefits?