Q: I plan on retiring at age 56. I will have 9.5 years creditable military service, (bought back), and 25 years FERS credit. Will the Social Security Supplement include the entire 35.3 years as the percentage of Social Security Supplement pay?
A: The special retirement supplement is based solely on a retiree’s actual years of FERS service. That’s because it’s paid out of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, not the Social Security Trust Fund.