Q. “All eligible employees who want to retire by Sept. 30 are offered at this time.” I’m one of them. I’m 55 and will be 56 on Oct. 7. I want to retire. I have 22 years of federal service at this time (FERS). If I retire, can I draw my FERS annuity supplement as soon as I turn 56, or would I need to wait until they offer the early-out again? My service computation date is Jan. 3, 1990.
A. You would receive the special retirement supplement as soon as you reached your minimum retirement age, which is 56.