Pension eligibility


Q. I worked for the Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency in Joliet, Ill., from 1966 to 1973. They closed and moved and I did not move with them. Would I qualify for a federal pension now that I am 64? I remember receiving a severance pay at the time.

A. If you left your contributions in the retirement fund when you left, you’d be eligible for a deferred annuity at age 62. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be eligible for anything.


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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

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