Retiring Early Under FERS: Could It Work for You?

August 16, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist.  The FERS early retirement scenario is one of the lesser known but more flexible retirement options under FERS.


What is the MRA + 10 Retirement Option and how do I qualify for it?
How is this option different from other FERS retirements?
What are the benefits? downsides?
What is the age-reduction? Can it be avoided?
What is the postponed retirement option under MRA +10? How does this differ from deferred retirement?
Am I eligible for the FERS annuity supplement if I retire this way?
Do I have other retirement options?

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