Quick Answer: What Is FERS Special Supplement?

How long does the FERS annuity last?

After retirement you are entitled to a monthly annuity for life.

If you leave federal service before you reach full retirement age and have a minimum of 5 years FERS service you can elect to take a deferred retirement.

FERS retirement benefits are very generous and far exceed what most private companies offer today..

What is FERS special retirement supplement?

The special retirement supplement was designed to bridge the gap between when you retire and age 62 when you first becomes eligible for a Social Security benefit. It’s based solely on your years of actual FERS service. It doesn’t include any other Social Security-covered employment, such as work in the private sector.

Does FERS supplement affect Social Security?

While the FERS SRS benefit does not affect your Social Security, the benefit does not follow the same earnings-test rules that apply to Social Security. That means that earning income in retirement beyond a certain threshold can decrease your SRS benefit.

How is FERS supplement calculated?

Computation of Annuity Supplement For example, if your estimated full career Social Security benefit would be $1,000 and you had worked 30 years under FERS, we would divide 30 by 40 (. 75) and multiply ($1,000 x . 75 = $750). The result would be your special retirement supplement, prior to any reductions.

What are FERS basic benefits?

The FERS basic benefit provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits and may be reduced for early retirement or to provide survivor protection.

How long does the FERS supplement last?

The supplement ends when a recipient turns 62. After reaching the minimum retirement age until the supplement ends at 62, an earnings test is applied by the Office of Personnel Management that can cause a reduction or elimination of the supplement.