Q. I worked for the Postal Service from 1988 to 1999 and took my retirement money with me. Someone told me that they only gave me what I put in and I am entitled to the money they matched. Is that true? Am I entitled to any pension from the post office when I am old enough to retire for good?
A. No, in both cases. You were only entitled to a refund of the contributions that were taken from your basic pay (.08 percent), plus accrued interest. When you withdrew your contributions, you voided any future entitlement to retirement benefits.