Q: I am a FERS participant with 20 years of 6c law enforcement employment. If I retire at age 50 and stop working, but my spouse continues to work, will that affect the amount of the Social Security supplement I receive?
A: No, it won’t. FYI. As a special category employee, if you retire before you reach your minimum retirement age, you may earn as much as you want from wages and self-employment without it affecting the amount of your special annuity supplement. After you reach your MRA, you’ll be subject to the annual Social Security earnings limit.