Eligibility is determined by your age and number of years of creditable service. If you are disabled, age requirements may be affected. In some cases, you must have reached the Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) to receive retirement benefits. Use the FERS Information page to determine your Minimum Retirement Age. There are four categories of benefits in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Basic Benefit Plan: Immediate, Early, Deferred, and Disability. Refer to the FERS Information page to learn more about each category.
To apply for benefits from the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) you must submit a retirement application, Standard Form 3107.
If you have been separated from federal service for more than 30 days, submit your application to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM):
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
Post Office Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017
For more information about the application process, please visit the CSRS & FERS Information page.