FERS Retirement Eligibility: Law Enforcement, Officers, Firefighter, Air Traffic Controller

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Types of Retirement for
Special Provision Employees:
Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters,
and Air Traffic Controller

Type of Retirement

Minimum Age

Minimum Service

Special Requirements

Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter

Any Age

50

25

20

Must complete 20 years as Law Enforcement or Firefighters combination
Air Traffic Controller

Any Age

50

25

20

Must complete 20 years as Air Traffic Controller

Mandatory

57

57

56

20

20

20

Law Enforcement

Firefighter

Air Traffic Controller

Deferred

MRA*

10

MRA - Must have performed at least 10 years service.  Reduction of 5% per year employee is under age 62

62

60

MRA*

5

20

30

None

*Minimum Retirement Age (Click here to view FERS Minimum Retirement (MRA) Table).

Source: OPM SF3113