Retirement under RA 1616 may be availed by those who entered government service on or before May 31, 1977 and who rendered at least 20 years of service regardless of age and employment status. Further, the last three years of service prior to retirement must be continuous, except in cases of death,disability, abolition or phase out of position due to reorganization.
|Years of Service||Gratuity (Months)|
|First 20 years||One (1) month salary|
|20 years to 30 years||One point five (1.5) months salary|
|Over 30 years||Two (2) months salary|