Retirement supplement


Q. I will be able to retire on Dec. 19, 2018, at 57 years old, so I will have the time and the age, but I will probably retire at the end of the month on the last full pay period in December. How do I calculate the FERS special retirement supplement between 2018 (age 57) and the time I turn 62 years of age?

A. Your special retirement supplement will be based on the amount of Social Security benefit you earned while a FERS employee. You’ll find the method used to determine that amount at Just scroll to Part 51A2.


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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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