FERS law enforcement annuity


Q. Is the FERS Law Enforcement annuity indexed for inflation?

A. The annuities of special category employees, such as law enforcement officers, are increased by cost-of-living adjustments regardless of the age at which they retire. However, COLAs aren’t added to the special retirement supplement, which is based on the Social Security benefit an employee earned while a FERS employee. Note: No COLAs were paid to anyone in 2010 or 2010. It remains to be seen if one will be paid in 2012.

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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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