Q: At age 60, I was removed from federal service after 11 years and 11 months of service. I initiated a Merit Systems Protection Board action and now I am being offered the option to resign to be dated in June 2011. If I resign, would I be able to retire at age 62? If so, how early do I apply for retirement? I am under FERS.
A: Yes, you would be eligible for a deferred retirement at age 62. To apply for it, you’ll need to download a copy of Form RI 92-19, Application for Deferred or Postponed Retirement, available on-line at www.OPM.gov, click on Find Form(s). Send it to OPM two months before you turn 62.