Re-employment, special retirement supplement and annuity computation


Q. I retired under law enforcement 6(c) at age 50 with 20 years of service. I am 52 years old and my minimum retirement age is 56. I am considering returning to federal employment. I know that my salary will be reduced by the amount of my annuity. I also know I can make an unlimited amount of money from now until I reach my MRA without it affecting the special retirement supplement. However, if I work past my MRA, and the supplement goes away, will my agency automatically have to give me a raise in that amount? Or is the reduction in salary only computed on the annuity portion without considering the special retirement supplement?

A. The reduction in your salary would be based solely on your basic annuity. The special retirement supplement isn’t included in that computation.


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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

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