Supplement payout


Q: I am a FERS participant with 20 years of 6c law enforcement employment. If I retire at age 50 and stop working, but my spouse continues to work, will that affect the amount of the Social Security supplement I receive?

A: No, it won’t. FYI. As a special category employee, if you retire before you reach your minimum retirement age, you may earn as much as you want from wages and self-employment without it affecting the amount of your special annuity supplement. After you reach your MRA, you’ll be subject to the annual Social Security earnings limit.


About Author

Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

Leave A Reply