Q. I am a FERS law enforcement federal employee with 22 years in and eligible to retire. I am suppose to receive an OPM supplement of approximately $800 a month. I understand that I start receiving the supplement when OPM finally determines (with 6-12 months) the correct amount of my retirement. Do I get back pay on approximately $5,000-$10,000 of the supplement or do I lose the $800 a month until OPM decides to process my retirement?
A. The special retirement supplement, like any shortage caused by receiving an interim tather than a final annuity, will be made whole when the adjudication of your case is complete.