Social Security supplement


Q. I plan to retire next month with 25 years as an 1811. I will be 49. My total government service will be 27 years. My benefits office indicates that I will not receive my Social Security supplement until I reach 62 years of age. That just does not sound right.

A. No, it doesn’t sound right. You’ll be immediately entitled to the special retirement supplement. The SRS ends at age 62, when you’ll be entitled to a Social Security benefit.


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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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