Q. I retired as a 1811 (DEA Special Agent) at age 50. At what age do I receive my SSN benefit versus the stipend I am receiving, and what is the amount I will receive based on. I have 28 years of federal service.
A. Since there aren’t any stipends in the federal benefits program, I assume you are asking when the special retirement supplement ends and your Social Security benefit begins. Here’s the answer: The special retirement supplement ends at age 62 when you are first eligible for a Social Security benefit. The amount of Social Security benefit you will receive is based on your total Social Security-covered work history. For more information about how that benefit is figured, go to http://ssa.gov/pubs/?topic=Retirement.