Browsing: mandatory retirement

Q. I am a FERS-covered firefighter with a retirement date of Dec. 30. I have been on the job since Dec. 30, 1984 (at retirement, I will have 29 years and one day) and I am 49. I have easily met the FERS firefighter retirement requirement of 25 years, any age. I know the mandatory retirement age is 57 (I don’t need to concern myself with that). I have been informed to be prepared for three to four months (potentially up to six months) before I would receive a “full/normal” retirement check. I have recently started a small business which…

Q. I was required to retire from a federal law enforcement position in 2011 after 22 years (GS-13, step 10) due to reaching the maximum age. I may have an opportunity to work with another agency in a permanent position at the GS-12 level. What are the ramifications on my retirement and health benefits? Also, what if this were a re-employed annuitant position?

Q. I am looking at retiring in about a year. At that time, I will be 53 with 26 years of 6(c) coverage under FERS. I know I can retire right now, but will I be penalized for not waiting until I am 57 (mandatory retirement age)? Also, I understand I can earn as much as I can after retirement, but until what age? I had an officer tell me it was 57 and another said it was 62, the age when regular Social Security benefits are paid. I also believe that the Social Security benefits at 62 would be…

Q. I am a retired federal employee on CSRS Offset. Law enforcement with mandatory retirement at age 57.  My wife is older than I am and is drawing on her own Social Security. Until I am 62, all of the money is CSRS.  When I turn 62, I will start to draw Social Security and my CSRS annuity will be reduced. Would my wife then be able to draw the spouse one-half amount of my Social Security (or whichever is the larger amount between us), or is there any language in which she would be restricted from my Social Security…

Q. I am in FERS in a law enforcement officer position. I was born in 1970. I joined my agency when I was 30 (Feb. 1, 2001) so I am eligible to retire when I have 20 years of service and turn 50 (Feb. 1, 2021). The mandatory retirement age is 57. If I were to retire at age 50, can I receive the special retirement supplement then, or do I need to wait until I turn 57 (what would have been my mandatory retirement age). If I receive the supplement at any point prior to age 57, what is…

Q. I am a Customs and Border Protection officer. I was hired in August 2003. I am under the CBP officers enhanced retirement, which took effect in July 2008. According to my leave and earnings statement, it says my “Retirement 6C date” is Aug. 24, 2003, which is the date I was hired. Does this mean that my enhanced retirement benefits will be calculated from that date? I thought it would start from the July 2008 date. Can you clarify?

Q. I am an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. On Jan. 31, 2018, I will be forced out at age 56. On Feb. 17, 2018 I would have received my 30 years of federal service. So as it stands right now I would get 20 years at 1.7 and nine years and 11 months at 1.0. If I take another federal job for the 17 days, would I then get 1.7 for 29 years and 11 months and 1.0 for the remainder of time?  If so, can there be a break in service or does it have…