Deferred Annuity (Separation from Federal Service— Resignation)

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At age 45 and with 14 years and 5 months of federal service I separated from my federal civilian position. The separation was a forced one in that I was charged with misconduct. However, in a legal settlement, I prevailed in having my SF-50 form modified to indicate that I resigned my post due to personal reasons. In this particular case, am I eligible for a deferred annuity when I reach the MRA?

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Yes, you would be eligible for a deferred annuity at your Minimum Retirement Age. If you decide to draw against this benefit at your MRA, it will be penalized 5% for every year or 5/12 of 1% for every month you are under age 62. If you defer your annuity to age 62, there is no age penalty. With a deferred annuity, you will not be eligible to reinstate your FEHB or FEGLI nor will you receive credit for any of your unused sick leave.

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