80 percent limit


Q. I am under CSRS, and I would like to know if retirees with 41 years and 11 months are still limited to receiving 80 percent of their salaries as annuity. Can we still use our sick leave toward our retirement?

A. Yes. The 80 percent limit is based on actual service time and is still a matter of law. Likewise, sick leave can still be added to actual service time and used to increase the amount of your annuity, even if you’ve reached the 80 percent limit.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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