Q. I have eight years of federal service as a FERS employee and believe I qualify for a deferred annuity at age 62. Would I be eligible for a VSIP (if offered), and if I were to accept a VSIP to leave; would this affect my annuity beginning at age 62; and if so, how?
A. Yes, you’d be eligible for a VSIP. And you’d be eligible for a deferred annuity at age 62. The annuity would be calculated using the standard formula: 0.01 x your high-3 on the day you left x your years and full months of service on the day you left. As a deferred retiree, you wouldn’t be able to re-enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits or Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance programs.