Q. I have 20 years service and am 60 years old. I’m a U.S. Postal Service employee, who is retiring soon. I have contacted Social Security, and they told me my Social Security amount at age 62 would be $1,120. I also worked for a Santa Fe railroad organization from 1977-1990 and have contacted them; my retirement would be $1,657. I am confused as to what to use to calculate my FERS special benefit. Could you please shed some light on this?

Q. I’m 70 years old and retired with 27 years in government law enforcement in 2002, but I’ve been informed I need two quarters for my Social Security benefits. I worked in private industry prior to government work. Is it possible to pay the remaining quarters to Social Security?

Q. I’m a CSRS retiree and with Kaiser Permanente. I signed up with Medicare and received my card from Social Security saying I’m covered under parts A and B. I just sent in my first check for $345 for September, October and November. Do I still pay Kaiser the $120 a month for health care, or will that monthly withdrawal stop automatically from my retirement check? If not, who do I call to stop this payment?

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