Q. Can people who retired under the Civil Service Retirement System get the special Social Security supplement?
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Q. I’m a federal firefighter required to retire from my job after 34 years. I’m 57 years old and under FERS. I will receive the special retirement supplement along with my annuity. What is the dollar threshold amount where they start reducing the supplement?
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. 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. If I buy back my military time, will it count, and is it calculated under my FERS covered service? Will it be included in my FERS supplement check? I’m a postal employee that started in 1986. I was in the military from 1981-1985.
Q. Can post-56 military time that is paid back count toward retirement eligibility under FERS? I know it counts as retirement credit, but I heard that paid-back military time does not count for eligibility. For example, a FERS employee has 15 years of military service that was paid back and has 13 years FERS service and is 55 years old. That person does not qualify for an immediate annuity in two years (30 years total) because 15 years was in the military. That person must wait until age 60 to qualify for an immediate annuity under FERS.
Q. I am 55 years old (born Dec. 29, 2960). I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 26 years, and now I have obtained a degree trying very much to get a different job within the government. If I leave the government and get another job until I am 60, can I get the Social Security supplement until I reach 62? Would I be able to collect two pensions if I do this?
Q. It’s not clear from OPM documentation if spousal earnings count against one’s calculation of the special retirement supplement. If my wife continues to work after I retire at age 58, would her earnings be counted against and reduce my SRS amount?