Earnings cap


Q. I’m a FERS retiree under the special law enforcement provision. I understand that after a retiree reaches the minimum retirement age, the FERS supplement is subject to the earnings test. I will hit my MRA in October. Will the cap apply immediately for this year, or does it begin in the first full year after you hit the MRA?

A. The earnings test will apply in the year you first become eligible for the special retirement supplement. To see how that is done, go to www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/C051 and scroll down to Section 51A3.1-1C.


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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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