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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How long does it take to process my retirement application?

Retirement Services strives to complete retirement claims within sixty days. If we need additional information from you or your former employing agency, however, your claim could take longer to process. It may take more time than average if, for example, your retirement claim has special circumstances (e.g. applying a specific retirement law, evaluating a court order, etc.)

It may also take more time if we need to contact you to make a benefit election (e.g. a service credit deposit), or your former employing agency for additional information, or another agency such as the Social Security Administration, if a benefit from them impacts your claim.

See the publicly available link we update monthly to review our rolling two-year window of average processing times.

https://www.opm.gov/about-us/budget-performance/strategic-plans/retirement-processing-status.pdf

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