Unused Sick Leave Count Toward Years of Service?

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When I reach my minimum retirement age, I will have 19 years and 7 months of FERS service. I will also have 6 months of unused sick leave. Can I separate with a postponed retirement at the 19.7 mark to get my 20 years in, or will the 6 months of sick leave not count towards 20?

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Asked on September 28, 2018 3:02 pm
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In your example, your sick leave will not add to 19 years and 7 months of eligibility however once you apply, those 6 months of sick leave will count in the computation of your annuity. By not having the 20 years towards eligibility that means if you take your postponed annuity prior to age 62 it will have an age reduction applied to whereas if you had the 20 years under your belt when you leave, you need only postpone your annuity to age 60 to avoid the age penalty.

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Answered on September 28, 2018 9:13 pm