VERA/VSIP eligibility


Q. I am a CSRS employee with 33 years at age 57. If we have a reduction in force or reorganization, would I be eligible for the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay?

A. Since you are already eligible to retire on an immediate annuity, you wouldn’t need a VERA to do so. If your agency offered you a VSIP, there wouldn’t be any impediment to your accepting it.


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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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