Annuity computation


Q. How is the additional annuity calculated after you have passed 41 years 11 month of service?

A. Once you have reached the maximum earned annuity limit of 80 percent, any additional contributions you have made to the retirement system will be returned to you with interest. You may either keep the money or use it to buy additional annuity, which isn’t subject to the 80 percent limit. You can find out the cost of purchasing additional annuity at Just scroll to Section 31A3.1-1.


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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

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