How do you calculate FERS COLA?

How do you calculate FERS COLA?

If the rate of inflation during the measurement period is between 2.0% and 3.0%, the COLA under FERS is 2.0%. If inflation is greater than 3.0%, then the COLA for FERS benefits is equal to the CPI-W minus one percentage point.

What is the FERS COLA for 2021?

The 2021 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 1.3 percent for Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) annuities, Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) annuities and Social Security benefits. This is a lower federal retiree COLA than last year when CSRS and FERS retirees received 1.6 percent.

Do FERS retirees get a COLA?

FERS COLAs apply only to the retiree’s basic annuity (not the FERS retirement supplement). For survivor annuitants, the COLA applies to both the basic survivor annuity and supplementary annuity. CSRS COLAs apply to all annuities, regardless of the age of the annuitant.


People who retire voluntarily under the FERS don’t get any cost-of-living adjustment until they reach age 62. And once they are eligible for inflation catchups, they are under the diet COLA rule, meaning that once the January COLA exceeds 2 percent, FERS retirees get less.

Do you have to have a MRA for FERS?

To be eligible for FERS retirement, you must meet a combination of age and years of service requirements. Once you know your MRA, the next step is to understand the different types of FERS retirement rules. Some rules involve your MRA – so it’s important to know your FERS MRA.

Do you get a Cola when you retire from FERS?

For regular CSRS retirees and FERS special provision retirees (Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, or Air Traffic Controller), COLAs begin right way regardless of retirement age. Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a number called the Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners, or the “CPI-W” for short.

When does the FERS special retirement supplement start?

The FERS Special Retirement Supplement is for Federal Employees who are able to retire with an immediate pension before age 62. The FERS Special Retirement Supplement begins when you retire, if you are younger than age 62.

How does OPM determine your eligibility for FERS? Main Retirement FERS Information Eligibility Retirement Services FERS Information Eligibility is determined by your age and number of years of creditable service. In some cases, you must have reached the Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) to receive retirement benefits.