Special retirement supplement payment


Q. I retired in November 2009 under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority with an incentive. I was 53 with almost 23 years under FERS. I turned 56 in April. How long does it take for my special retirement supplement to kick in? I keep calling the Office of Personnel Management and they tell me I’m not eligible until I’m 60.

Then I receive a five-page letter from the legal department of OPM stating I am eligible and gives me the figure I will get starting June 1. I still have not received it, and when I call they have no answers for me. What should I do?

A. Since you retired under a VERA and your minimum retirement age is 56, you are entitled to receive the special retirement supplement. It will paid to you, retroactively, when your annuity is finalized.


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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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