Doing Away With FERS Supplement at Retirement?

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If the Gov’t does away with the FERS supplement as a way to save money, does this affect all FERS or just new hires? I have 32 yrs on and doesn’t seem fair – this was promised as part of our retirement.

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Asked on March 29, 2018 1:31 am
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Nancy, I feel your pain as I am in the same ‘Ark’. If I remember correctly this benefit was not a promise but a benefit available to current retirees. Our fingers are crossed together as we pray we do not get in Trump’s way.

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Answered on March 29, 2018 1:57 am
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At the current time this is not an issue and if a law is passed, we have no way to no how it would be implemented. I have seen proposals to keep it for retirees in the special provision category which includes law enforcement officers, ATCs, Firefighters, etc, and I have seen some laws such as FERS RAE which only applies to new hires. I know this is not comforting, but it is a matter of wait and see IF anything passes. In the meantime, let your congressional representatives hear from you!

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Answered on March 29, 2018 2:24 pm

Elaine, do you know where I could find a list that tells which jobs fall under the special provision category. Thank-you, Vic

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Chapter 46 of the CSRS FERS Handbook provides the general listing of Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters, Air Traffic Controllers, and Military Reserve Technicians. If you are asking for a list of any position covered within the grouping, I do not have, nor have I seen, such a list…it is by agency.

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Answered on March 30, 2018 1:31 am