Q. I will have 20 years 6(c) time on Jan. 10, 2020. I will be 45 years old. I am buying back 9 years of active-duty military time. When I hit 20 years 6c, can I retire, although I know that I won’t be able to start collecting retirement pay until I’m 50? A. If you left government after you had 20 years of covered service, you wouldn’t be eligible for a deferred annuity until you reach your minimum retire age (MRA), which is 57. That annuity would be computed using the more generous formula for law enforcement officers. Any…
Q. I am a federal law enforcement retiree (I left service in 2015) and get my FERS annuity and special supplement. I was recently approved for Social Security Disability. Does SSDI affect my supplement, i.e., is it considered wages that count against the supplement limit on earnings? Will my FERS annuity be affected? A. Your special retirement supplement won’t be affected. That’s because only earnings from wages or self-employment can affect that benefit. Social Security Disability Insurance is neither.
Q. I am a law enforcement officer with 31 years of service. If I retire, do I immediately receive any COLAs the following year?
Q. I am a dentist starting with the Federal Bureau of Prisons at age 43 with an age exemption. I have approximately 10 years of military years to buy back. If the mandatory retirement age of the BOP is 57, how can I retire from an agency in 20 years at age 63, add my military 10 years for a total of 30 years, and still receive the law enforcement 1.7 percent retirement calculation?
Q. I retired on a disability from a law enforcement position at the age of 47, and I always thought that I would be able to get the SRS from the age of 57 until 62. However, the Office of Personnel Management said no. Is this correct?
Q. I was a federal law enforcement officer who retired on disability. When I turn 62 years old, will my disability retirement years be computed using the enhanced formula for LEO?
Q. I’m a law enforcement officer. I have 25 years of covered service and can retire at any age. If I do, I’ll only be 46 years old. When will I receive my benefits?
Q. If you are a veteran, is there a waiver for federal law enforcement officers to work until age 60?
Q. Can I work 20 years as a 6C to age 43, work in a non-covered position for 7 years, and retire at age 50 with the law enforcement officer benefits?
Q. I have been trying to get a straight answer for years on a matter. I spent 11 months as a U.S. Probation Officer, which comes under federal law enforcement officer retirement, and then moved to the FBI as a Special Agent. I was told early in my career that the first position as U.S. Probation Officer did not count toward LEO retirement because I had a two month break in service. Later I was told it did count. Does it count?