VERA, special retirement supplement and MRA


Q. I’m a FERS employee with 23 years of service and I’ll reach my minimum retirement age in July. If a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority is offered and separation is required before July, do I forfeit the special retirement supplement, or is it just delayed until I reach MRA?

A. FERS employees who accept a VERA before they reach their minimum retirement age will begin receiving it when they reach their MRA.


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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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