Retirement supplement


Q. I just received a letter from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) stating that I am going to receive the Code 67 supplement as part of my Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirement. I was awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as of September 2015. Does my SSDI payment stop me from receiving the Code 67 supplement?

A. If you are a non-disability FERS retiree, you’d be entitled to the Special Retirement Supplement (SRS), whether or not you were later approved for SSDI benefits. If you were a FERS disability retiree, you wouldn’t have been entitled to the SRS at any time.


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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


  1. I was recently released from federal service employment with a total of 31/2 years of service due to a disability. Under FERS, to draw disability benefits you have to have a disability that would be disabling for a year or more. My disability does not.
    I am 60 years old now. Could I still retire under FERS and draw SRS as well?

  2. I qualify for the FERS supplemental after taking an “early out” in March 2012. My MRA of 56 yrs old is May 2016. Do I need to contact OPM to initiate the supplemental payment or will it just start when it should? I have tried calling and writing to OPM over the past months with NO response whatsoever. All I want to know if if I need to do anything prior to May 2016 to start recieving the supplemental payment. Thanks so much.

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