Special retirement supplement


Q. In May, I will have 20 years under FERS with 10 years of military service included. I have bought back my military time. Will I be eligible for the special retirement supplement?

A. With 30 years of service, you could retire at your minimum retirement age.  MRAs range from 55 to 57 depending on your year of birth. If you retire on an immediate annuity before age 62, you’d be entitled to the special retirement supplement. However, the SRS would be based solely on your years of actual FERS service. Active-duty service for which you’ve made a deposit wouldn’t be  included in that computation.


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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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