Retirement pay for VA physicians


Q. Is the retirement pay annuity under FERS for physicians employed
full time by the Veterans Affairs Department  calculated using base pay plus market pay or base pay (GS system) only?

A.  Physicians comparability allowances are considered to be part of basic pay for retirement purposes.


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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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