VERA, special retirement supplement and disability


Q. I took the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority in July 2012 under FERS because of health reasons. I had 24.9 years and I get the special retirement supplement. Since then, I was awarded disability benefits from the Social Security office with benefits beginning Jan 1, 2013. Since I did not retire under FERS disability with the Postal Service, do I still get to draw the supplement with my annuity along with my Social Security disability?

A. Yes, because the money comes out of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, not the Social Security Fund.


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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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