Firefighter pension and Social Security


Q. I am a firefighter working a 72-hour week. I am thinking of retirement. I have been working  25 years six months and am 50. Is there a limit on what you can make and still draw the Social Security supplement?

A. You’ll be subject to the Social Security earnings limit, but only after you reach your minimum retirement age. For you, that will be age 56.


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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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