Originally Posted by glinka
I guess I made this harder than it had to be, called the national GM benefit center. The supplement goes away and the basic pension amount goes up figured on years service. Now the question is to figure if I want to take soc. sec. at 62 or wait.
And there are probably online calculators out there that can model various scenarios for you. FIRECalc: A different kind of retirement calculator
can give you probability of success based on past financial history, by entering the various pension, social security and ages on the second tab "Other Income/Spending" (in addition to the first tab). However, the results will depend very heavily on the longevity you assume, something you have to decide for yourself. Of course longevity has everything to do with when to take social security as well, it's the $64,000 question (take SS early if you expect to pass away younger, defer SS if you expect to live longer than average).
You may want to consult a professional if you're not comfortable with online calculators. Best of luck...