Your FERS MRA (Minimum Retirement Age)

You need to know your FERS MRA to find out if you are eligible for different types of FERS retirement.

Your Minimum Retirement Age will range between 55 and 57, depending on the year you were born. Take a look at the list below to find your MRA for FERS Retirement...


Choose the year you were born to find your MRA

Year you were born......Your MRA is

  • Born Before 1948.......55
  • Born in 1948.............55 and 2 months
  • Born in 1949.............55 and 4 months
  • Born in 1950.............55 and 6 months
  • Born in 1951.............55 and 8 months
  • Born in 1952.............55 and 10 months
  • Born in 1953-1964.....56
  • Born in 1965.............56 and 2 months
  • Born in 1966.............56 and 4 months
  • Born in 1967.............56 and 6 months
  • Born in 1968.............56 and 8 months
  • Born in 1969.............56 and 10 months
  • Born in 1970.............57
  • Born after 1970.........57


Examples of FERS MRA

So, if you were born on 6/1/1960, your MRA will be age 56. You will reach your MRA on 6/1/2016.

But, if you were born on 6/1/1950, your MRA is age 55 and 6 months. You reached your MRA on 12/1/2005.

“I Know My MRA, Now What?”

Reaching MRA alone is not enough to qualify you for retirement. To be eligible for FERS retirement, you must meet a combination of age and years of service requirements.

Once you know your MRA, the next step is to understand the different types of FERS retirement rules. Some rules involve your MRA - so it’s helpful to know your number. But other retirement rules revolve around fixed ages like age 60 and age 62.

Click here to see an overview of different FERS eligibility rules for retirement.

Or if you’re looking for a basic overview, click here to go to our main page about FERS Retirement.


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