No need to stop special retirement supplement


Q. I am a retired federal law enforcement officer receiving a FERS supplement. I turned 62 on March 17, which means my FERS supplement should end. However, when I looked on the OPM website, I saw where the supplement will be included in my April pay. Do I have to initiate action to stop the supplement, or will it be done automatically ?

A. You don’t have to do anything. The special retirement supplement ends on the last day of the month in which a retiree turns age 62. Because annuity payments are made retroactively, your April payment was for the month of March.


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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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