Q. How do you apply for the special retirement supplement? My husband is working on his FERS retirement package and there is nothing in it to complete about it. Is there a form or something else to go with the retirement package? He is 56 and has 30-plus years, 8 years of military time. We understand military time is excluded.
A. No form is required. Because your husband meets the age and service required for an immediate unreduced annuity, he’ll automatically be entitled to the special retirement supplement. However, he won’t begin receiving it until his annuity is finalized, at which point he will also receive a retroactive payment for the months when it wasn’t included in his interim annuity payments.