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Frequently Asked Questions Employment

Are students eligible for retirement benefits?

Students in the Student Temporary Employment Program are generally ineligible for retirement coverage. See 5 CFR § 831.201, 842.105, 213.3202(a)(13)(i). Students in the Student Career Experience Program with less than 5 years of prior civilian service are generally covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). See 5 CFR part 842 and 5 CFR § 213.3202(b)(16)(i).

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