Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Post office retirement options

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Q. I am age 66 in a Level 13 office as postmaster. My retirement date on Form 50 is Jan. 21, 2014, with 20 years of service. If I do nothing, I will be separated Sept. 30, 2014, with no problems. I don’t want to be offered a position which I won’t take and leave the post office with nothing.

A. Here’s the good news. You can retire on an unreduced annuity any time you want to. That’s because employees who are at least 62 years old can retire with as few as five years of service. All you need to do is fill out the retirement application, indicating the date on which you plan to retire, and turn it in to your personnel office.

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