Q. I worked for the federal government as a FERS employee for 14 years and then took a buyout and left my position. Will I receive my full pension at age 62 based on my high-3 at the time I left?
A. Yes, but only if you 1) left your retirement deductions in the retirement fund when you left and 2) apply for a deferred annuity. It won’t come to you automatically.