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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How do I apply to have my retirement contributions returned to me in a lump sum payment?

If you are leaving your Federal job and want a refund of your retirement contributions, you can get an application from your personnel office, complete it, and return it to them. If you are no longer in the Federal service, you can acquire the appropriate application from our website. The applications are shown below:

If you are still working, submit your application to your servicing personnel office.

If you have left Federal service, submit your application to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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