Q. I will be 56 in December and have a bit over 26 years of Postal Service employment under my belt. I was told that I would not be eligible for the special retirement supplement until I have 30 years of service. That would seem to mean that I would not be able to receive the supplement for a little less than four years. Under the present Voluntary Early Retirement Authority, is this true? Has the VERA changed my minimum retirement age even in light of the present SRS requirements?
A. No it isn’t true. Whoever told you that was dead wrong. If you retired under the VERA, you’d be entitled to receive the special retirement authority when you reach your MRA.