Supplements and interim payments


Q: I’m in a law enforcement officer position and was wondering if the Federal Employees Retirement System supplement is also paid to new retirees while on interim payments, or are the interim payments only partial payments of the FERS basic annuity?

A: The special retirement supplement is only paid when you case has been finalized and you are receiving your full annuity. You’ll receive catch-up payments of your special retirement supplement along with any additional annuity you are owed because you were in interim pay.


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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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