Buyout and special retirement supplement


Q. My agency is going to offer early retirement/buyout. I am 52 and have 31 years federal service including four years military buyback. If I take the buyout, will I be eligible for the special retirement supplement at age 56 with 27 years of FERS covered service?

A. Yes.


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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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