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.
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).
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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