This Yuan*s Interpretation Yuan-je Tze No. 3827 seeks to interpret the meaning of "retirement" in Article 11 of the Public Functionary Retirement Act promulgated in 1943. Though there may be further amendment to the Act, the interpretation only applies to the voluntary and/or involuntary retirement of a public functionary that occurred during the operative period of the Act. A person who has retired, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, during the operative period of the Act is entitled to claim pension. However, those who resigned or were dismissed or retrenched cannot make a claim after five years from the next calendar month following the act of resignation, dismissal or retrenchment.