Q. I am 49 years old with 22 years of service under FERS. If my agency separates me, through no fault of my own, am I eligible for Discontinued Service Retirement, even though I do not meet the minimum age of 50?
A. No, you wouldn’t be eligible for a DSR. However, if you didn’t ask for a refund of your retirement contributions, you’d be entitled to a deferred retirement at age 60.