Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

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Q. I co-oped for a year in college, from Oct. 1, 1978, through August 1979. I joined the federal workforce on July 8, 1982, and was told I was not eligible for CSRS. Did my co-op experience not count?

A. That’s right. It didn’t count toward meeting the five-year requirement.

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