Social Security supplement


Q.  I will be retiring from the the Postal Service with 31 years of FERS at the age of 56. I know I will be eligible for the Social Security supplement until I reach the age of 62. My question is about earning limits with the supplement. If at age 56, I withdraw  all or a portion of my TSP account, will this affect my Social Security  supplement from the Postal Service?

A.  TSP withdrawals are not counted as earned income.


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