Browsing: discontinue service retirement

Q. I’m 51 with 27 years of technician service in the Army National Guard and may be medically disqualified on the military side of the house. I’m wondering if this falls under the FERS discontinued service retirement formula or if it would be a FERS disability retirement and fall under the formula of 60 percent the first year and 40 percent after that.

Q. I am a FERS employee, 54 years old with almost 30 years of service. My performance has been above average, and I am a good employee. I am a licensed (medical field) therapist, and unfortunately, I just got a third DUI, which calls for mandatory jail time and is a class 6 felony. With a class 6 felony, I will lose my medical license and, I am told, my job. I was told by human resources I should resign and then wait until I am 62 to collect a deferred retirement. However, I still need to pay my bills…

Q. I am a 51-year-old FERS employee with 23 years of service. Under the Postal Service’s POStPLan, postmasters will receive a reduction-in-force notice in September 2014 if they have not been promoted or found another job. My post office will be turned from a full-time office to a noncareer part-time position, which I can’t work, abolishing my position. If I do not get a written job offer by Sept. 30, 2014, is discontinue service retirement available to me? A. Yes, because you will be at least age 50 and have at least 20 years of service.