FERS employee and SRS


Q. Is it true that any FERS employee who leaves government and postpones the annuity to avoid the age reduction would not get the special retirement supplement? I ask because I have reached my minimum retirement age of 56, with 26 years of service. What would happen if I left the government for another job and postponed my annuity until age 60?

A. You’d be retiring under the MRA+10 provision, even if you didn’t apply for that benefit until you reached age 60. As a result, you wouldn’t be eligible for the special retirement supplement.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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