Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Military service and FERS supplement

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Q: I retired Sept. 29, 2010, under discontinued service as a National Guard Technician and am eligible for an immediate annuity. My military service was from September 1977 through April 1984 (6 ½ years) and my tech service time was from Aug. 11, 1985, through Sept. 29, 2010 (just over 25 years). My military time has been bought back. I was born in 1959 and was 51 years old and 3 months when I retired. Will I get the FERS supplement?

A: Yes, you’ll be eligible for the special retirement supplement when you reach your minimum retirement age, which is 56. Your SRS will be based solely on the years you were a FERS employee. The active duty time for which you paid a deposit will not be included.

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  1. Delles Schneider Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Under Discontinued Service provisions for a military technian with 25 years of service and age 50 he should get SRS imediately upon retirement with no earnings test until MRA.(Ref. 51A1.1-3 OPM FERS Handbook)

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