Special retirement supplement


Q. I am 57 years old. I plan to retire from the U.S. Postal Service on April 1, 2016, with 29 years and eight months under my belt, plus three years of military buy back, equaling 32 years and eight months of creditable service. Will I have to do the full 30 years under FERS to get the special retirement supplement?

A. Yes, you’ll be entitled to the special retirement supplement. However, it will be based solely on your actual FERS service.


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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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