There are exceptions to benefit rules and regulations when it comes to certain employee groups.

Under Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS):

  • Law enforcement officers and firefighters can retire at age 50 with 20 years of service, and have no penalties or reductions to their annuity.1
    • Mandatory retirement age of 57; may be extended to maximum age of 60 with approval.
  • Air traffic controllers can retire at age 50 with 20 years of service, or any age after 25 years of service, without having a penalty or reduction in their annuity.
    • Mandatory retirement age is 56, unless hired by DOT prior to May 6, 1972 or DOD prior to September 12, 1980.

Under Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS):

  • Law enforcement officers, firefighters and air traffic controllers can retire at age 50 with 20 years of creditable service, or any age after 25 years of service, and haveh no reductions or penalties.
  • Military reserve technicians can retire at age 50 with 25 years of service and have no penalties or reductions.

1https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/csrs-information/eligibility/

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