Q. If I retire when I’m 52 years old and 30 years of service, can I get the FERS Special Retirement Supplement when my MRA is reached at 56 and 6 months?
A. You could only retire at age 52 with 30 years of service if your agency offered you an early retirement opportunity under the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority. If they did, you’d be entitled to receive the special retirement supplement when you reach your MRA. On the other hand, if you resigned from the government, you’d be entitled to an annuity at your MRA but you wouldn’t be eligible for the SRS.