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?
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Q. You’ve said that the special retirement supplement will be reduced or suspended if you have earnings from wages or self-employment that exceed the annual Social Security limit. I have heard that before, but I can’t find it anywhere in writing. Where can I find the rule that spells out the reduction?
Q. I’m a CSRS employee with 35 years of service. I also have 21 quarters toward Social Security. I’m 66 years old. I was married for 15 years and my ex-wife is retired under Social Security. Am I entitled to a Social Security benefit on my ex-wife’s service?
Q. I am a civil service retiree and never paid into Social Security. But my wife worked and did pay into Social Security. She is now collecting her benefits and started at age 62. Will I be able to collect any money from my wife’s benefits at age 66?
Q. Is the offset to my CSRS Offset retirement benefit calculated before the windfall elimination provision is applied to my Social Security annuity? That would seem to mean that my overall monies received would be reduced at age 62. When will I know what my new CSRS annuity will be with the offset? I turn 62 in December.
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?