ATC retirement


Q: I am a 50-year-old air traffic controller. I am preparing to retire in the next month or two. Can you please tell me if my Social Security supplement is subject to the earnings test, between now and the time I turn 56?

A: No, it isn’t. The Social Security earning test will only be applied when you reach your minimum retirement age (MRA).


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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