Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

State employment and creditable service

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Q. I have 21 years of FERS employment and, before working for the government, I had seven years with Florida Retirement System, working for state government. I recently heard that my previous state government work might be creditable with my current government employment. Can I file for my credit of service from the state retirement system to credit to my federal government work? I still have about three more years before I am 63 and able to retire.

A. What you heard was incorrect. State or local government service is never creditable for retirement.

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