Q. Can I retire at 57? I’ve been a nurse aide in long-term care for 20 years. My back and body can’t take it any more.
Q. I retired under FERS in 2009 after 15 years of service (MRA). I received a buy out under VSIP. I am 66 years old and have been collecting Social Security since 62. Can I apply for a federal position with the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Defense Department?
Q. If a retired Federal Employees Retirement System employee at MRA at 56 years old is receiving the Social Security supplement, is the supplement reduced if that employee continues working another job?
Q. I was told to separate and postpone my retirement to avoid the penalty. I am 58 years old, and will have 16 years at the Defense Department. How does the annuity work? Is it an annual payment or monthly? What is the difference between postpone and defer? Do I submit my intentions to the HRC CPAC when I submit for separation?
Q. I am a FERS LEO retiree who retired at age 52 with 25 years of government service. I am now 53 years old. Is it true that my wife can earn as much as she can over $15,720 without it affecting my Social Security supplement until I reach the MRA of 56? Also, must I request the Social Security supplement each year, or is it automatic?