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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – FERS Supplement

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

I am receiving the FERS supplement. I retired in 2006 at the age of 55. I was considered law enforcement.

The supplement ends the month before age 62 (when I am eligible for Social Security benefits). Since I was “forced” to retire because of my law enforcement status, I would like to know if there are any provisions to extend the FERS supplement to age 66 (when I receive full Social Security benefits).

A:

No. The FERS supplement only goes to age 62. There are no exceptions. In fact, the FERS supplement is a benefit that some in Congress seek to eliminate. Enjoy it while you can.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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Comments

  1. Bob Says:
    August 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I have one year and 7 months until i turn 60, I have over 27 years, so at 60 I could leave and no penalty, if a VER is not offered is there any way to get a discontinued retirement, APWU has a 50 mile limit, My APWU union office expires in Feb 2013, is that a reason to discontinue, then i have no super seniority after that.

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