Special retirement supplement


Q. I am a recently retired special agent from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service; I was a GS-1811 for almost 29 years. I have not been able to receive a definitive answer to the following question:

Will the Social Security supplement that is part of my FERS retirement be eliminated when I reach the mandatory retirement age of 57 for 1811s, or will it continue until my 62nd birthday, when I am eligible to receive Social Security?

A. For special category employees, such as law enforcement officers, the special retirement supplement begins immediately and continues to age 62, when they become eligible for a Social Security benefit. The SRS can be reduced or eliminated if they exceed the annual Social Security limit from wages or self-employment after reaching their minimum retirement age. In 2012, that limit is $14,640.


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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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