Q. I retired with 30-plus years of federal government service. If I accepted a job with the U.S. Postal Service, will my retirement continue? I’m curious because the Postal Service branched off from the rest of the civil service agencies. A. Yes, your annuity would continue. However, the salary of your new position would be reduced by the amount of your annuity. While the U.S. Postal Service is an independent agency of the federal government, all its employees are covered by the same retirement system as other government agencies.
Q. I’m 24 years retired from the military and currently a federal employee under FERS. The Employee Benefits Information System reflects I am eligible for MRA+10 by December 2024. By then, I am 56 years old. Will I be illegible for SRS if I retire at my minimum retirement age?
Q. I will have 30 years of service in October 2018, but I will only be 55 years old as of Aug. 29, 2018. I am so ready to retire — with the stress of the U.S. Postal Service and my family stresses, I cant endure another year of service. Can I retire in October 2018?
Q. I recently paid off my military buyback. Am I supposed to receive some type of form? Will it be reflected on my SF-50 or Leave and Earnings Statement? I currently work for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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?
Q. I’m looking into buying my military service time, waiving my military retirement and retiring with 37 (20 military plus 17 government service) years creditable service at 56 years old. Am I entitled to the special retirement supplement?
Q. I’m a FERS employee. I thought I had read somewhere that when you leave government early and apply for a deferred retirement, you have to wait until you are 62 to receive your annuity. Is that not true? Would you be eligible for the FERS supplement in this case?