US Department of Veterans Affairs Retirement Plan

564 employees reported this benefit
Updated Jul 29, 2014
95 Ratings

Employer Summary

As a VA employee, you are part of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Under FERS, you are eligible for monthly retirement benefits after just 5 years of Federal service.

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Employee Comments

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Aug 20, 2020
Current Employee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Great retirement plan, the VA takes care of it's employees that way.

May 20, 2020
Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

Thrift savings... is a good deal.

Mar 30, 2020
Current Accounts Receivable in Denver, Colorado

you put in what you want to get out

Dec 7, 2019
Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

TSP which matches like 4% or 5% contribution, add in pension and social security. In the long run 20+ year you should be ok if you are gradually moving up in the GS pay scale.

Dec 4, 2019
Current Employee in Atlanta, Georgia

Eligible for Thrift Savings Plan which is essential a 401k with match immediately and then Pension eligible at 5 year mark

Oct 10, 2019
Current Staff RN in Marion, Illinois

It is a 3 prong retirement system.

Sep 23, 2019
Current Peer Support Specialist in Los Angeles, California

I have been using TSP for several years. I am grateful for this program.

Sep 20, 2019
Current LVN in Houston, Texas

Its the government it is good

Aug 24, 2019
Current Human Resources Assistant in Clarksburg, West Virginia

Defined Benefit plan 1% per year of high three pay vested at year 5. Year 30 changes to 1.1% per year.

Jul 22, 2019
Former Employee in Houston, Texas

I was only an intern but I have heard that they have an excellent retirement plan

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