Q. When do you get notified of the actual amount of your FERS supplement? I retired with an immediate annuity as a result of a discontinued service retirement with 25 years service at age 51. I will reach the minimum retirement age of 56 this May, but still haven’t been able to determine what the actual amount will be and the Office of Personnel Management has not responded to my emails. I know how to do the estimate (Social Security estimate at 62 divided by 40 times years of service), but am frustrated by the fact that OPM doesn’t even acknowledge emails and never answers the phone.
A. Retirees are notified of the amount of their annuity supplement when the benefit becomes payable. Payment and notification occur no earlier than the first of the month after they reach their minimum retirement age.