Retirement fund


Q. I worked for 16 years at Kelly Air Force Base, and when the base closed, I withdrew my retirement contributions. I was told I was eligible to receive only what I had contributed to my retirement. Does this mean I lose what the government put into my retirement fund, or am I still entitled to that money?

A. No, by law you weren’t entitled to the government’s contributions, only the ones you made.


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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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