Q. My husband and I were both federal employees and took the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority. The minimum retirement age for both of us is age 56. Will we both be eligible to receive the special retirement supplement at the MRA, or will only one of us receive the supplement at MRA? A. You will both be eligible for the SRS when you reach your MRA. Reg Jones is away until May 2. Daily posts of previously submitted questions will continue, while newer queries will be answered following his return.
Author Reg Jones
Q. I have 29 years of service at the age of 47. I’m under FERS retirement. Is it true that you can retire with a retirement supplement at 30 years of service age 50? And I’d be entitled to the SRS when I reach my minimum retirement age?
Q. I retired as a Department of Defense employee with 30 years and 8 months of CSRS. I am 71 years old. I want to return back to work at the same office with a lower GS position. Let’s say GS-4 or 5. I retired as a GS 9 step 10. How will my retirement pay be affected?
Q. I will have 43 years of Civil Service in June 21, 2019. I have accrued 2,770 hours of sick leave. Will I have these sick leave hours added to my retirement? Will I lose any hours after accumulating 2,087 hours of sick leave?
Q. I have 20 years of military service and receive military retirement. I’ve been in FERS for 10 years. I’ve always been told that buying back military retirement wasn’t a good idea. What steps do I need to obtain all the facts necessary to find out if it would benefit me?
Q. I’m receiving my husband’s Cvil Service monthly annuity, which he elected me to receive. He only had 25 quarters of private-sector work. During his federal service, he did not pay into Social Security. Will I be able to collect his federal annuity and my full Social Security because it was my own work, or will my Social Security be reduced?
Q. My husband will be 64 years old in a couple of weeks. He is CSRS. I have health insurance under my husband’s coverage. We are concerned because we do not know what will happen to me once he goes under Medicare because of his age. Also, what will happen to my insurance coverage after he retires in a couple of years? Will I lose my coverage once Medicare takes over? Also, if I still qualify for health insurance, will it be at a more expensive price?