Special retirement supplement


Q. I am a 57-year-old postal employee and I am considering retiring under a FERS Voluntary Early Retirement Authority with 26 years of service. I have reached my mandatory retirement age. Am I eligible for the supplement if I retire Jan. 31, 2013?

In researching the special retirement supplement, I read that a bill may have been signed by the president eliminating this benefit for those who retire after Dec. 31, 2012. Can you give me the correct information regarding this supplement?

A. Yes, you’ll be entitled to the special retirement supplement. No, the president didn’t sign a bill eliminating that benefit.


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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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