Q. I celebrate my 25th anniversary with the federal government in February. At that time, I will be 58½ years old. If I were to resign and postpone my pension until 60 (my minimum retirement age), would I still receive the special retirement supplement when I file for retirement?
A. If you resigned and applied for a deferred annuity at age 60, you wouldn’t be entitled to the special retirement supplement. The same is true if you retired under the MRA+10 provision, whether or not you postponed the receipt of your annuity to a later date to reduce or avoid the 5 percent-per-year penalty for being under age 60. P.S. You have already reached your MRA, which is 56.