Extra FERS supplemental payments

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Q. As indicated in your archives responses, the FERS supplemental terminates at age 62. I turned 62 in October and am still receiving my monthly FERS supplement and am not on Social Security. Can you elect to defer Social Security enrollment until a later age; e.g. 65 or 70, and still maintain the monthly FERS supplement?

A. No. By law, the special retirement supplement terminates at age 62. Because OPM hasn’t stopped it, when they do, you’ll owe the government for any payments made to you after it should have ended.

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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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