Q: I am a FERS law enforcement federal employee with 22 years in and eligible to retire. I am supposed to receive an OPM supplement of approximately $800 a month. I understand that I start receiving the supplement when OPM finally determines (in six to 12 months) the correct amount of my retirement. Do I get back pay on approximately $5,000 to $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, rather than final, annuity, will be made whole when the adjudication of your case is complete.