Law enforcement and COLA


Q. I’m retiring Dec. 31 as a law enforcement officer under FERS. Would I be eligible for the retirees’ cost-of-living adjustment in 2013?

A. No, you wouldn’t. However, you would be eligible for 11/12ths of the 2013 COLA, which would show up in your January 2014 annuity payment.


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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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