SRS eligibility


Q. FERS discontinued service retirement with 29 years and nine months. After five months of trying to reach the Office of Personnel Management, I was told I’m not entitled to the special retirement supplement due to less than 30 years. I am 56 years old. All paperwork received prior to retirement indicated that I was entitled to it.

A. You retired under the MRA+10 provision: minimum retirement age with at least 10 but fewer than 30 years of creditable service. No one who retires under the MRA+10 provision is entitled to the special retirement supplement.


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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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