Special Retirement Supplement eligibility


Q. If I have 27 years of federal service and am 57 years old. Do I meet the criteria for receiving the Special Retirement Supplement?

A. No you don’t, because you’d be retiring under the MRA+10 provision. The SRS is only paid to those who retire:
– at their MRA with 30 years of service
– at age 60 with 20 years of service
– at their MRA, if retiring voluntarily under the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) or involuntarily due to a reduction-in-force (RIF).


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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.


  1. Dennise Brunzetti on

    Why is there a huge delay in receiving the special retirement supplement? I retired (Vera) at age 48 with 25 years of service. I was told then that I would receive the special retirement supplement when I reach age 56. I reached the age of 56 in April 2016. So far, I’ve waited 9 months and there is no sign of when I will receive my SRS.

    • I went round and round with OPM and ended up with their sending me this message. Maybe you can try it and get the answer you need.

      You can use the OPM website anytime to seek answers to your questions. http://www.opm.gov/retire or email retire@opm.gov and a representative will respond to your request. Have a nice day!

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