Q. Is the federal special retirement supplemental still effective in 2016 — the one that tides you over from 60 to 62 until Social Security starts?
A. Yes. While proposals have been made in Congress to eliminate that benefit, they have gone nowhere. Note: Entitlement to the SRS begins at a retiree’s minimum retirement age, which can be as early as age 55 for those who were born before 1948.