This online system is for the submission of immediate retirement applications for Federal and United States Postal Service Employees covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are unsure if immediate retirement (a retirement commencing within 30 days of your separation) is the correct choice for you, you many visit our website at https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/csrs-information/ and https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/fers-information/. There you will find details and a comprehensive breakdown of the eligibility requirements, estimates, and procedures to obtaining a retirement benefit afforded to you for service performed as an employee of the United States government covered under the FERS or CSRS retirement systems.

This system does not process deferred/postponed applications (annuities beginning more than 30 days after separation) or disability retirements. More information, the correct processing procedures, and applications can be obtained from your agency’s HR, www.OPM.gov, or 1-888-767-6738 (TTY: 1-855-887-4957).

This system also does not process benefits that you may be entitled to under the Thrift Savings Plan and/or Social Security. You must contact these agencies separately to apply for benefits. Please note federal employees covered under CSRS may not be entitled to benefits under these systems.

If you have not already done so, please contact your agency HR to obtain login information to access this system. Any address changes that may occur after final submission of your application can be updated via the OPM call center at 1-888-767-6738 (TTY: 1-855-887-4957) or if you have already received a claim number and password, using our Services Online system at https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov.

In the following knowledge area, you will find information concerning this system and information as it pertains to applying online. When you are prepared to continue, this online system will guide you through submitting your application for federal retirement benefits. Congratulations, and thank you for your service to the people and government of the United States of America.