FERS benefit supplement expiration


Q. I retired at age 55 in 2007 from the federal government under 6c special firefighter retirement. I am getting a FERS benefit supplement with my pension. When does this go away, and will my Social Security, which I can collect at age 62, be an equivalent amount?

A. The special retirement supplement ends on the last day of the month in which you turn 62. Since the SRS is a projection based on the amount of Social Security benefit you earned while covered by FERS, it won’t include additional benefits to which you are entitled based on other Social Security-covered employment.


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

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