Form RI 92-22
OMB No. 3206-0194
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
2016 Annuity Supplement
Retirement Surveys & Students Branch
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415-0001
For Agency Use Only
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Complete and return this form if your allowable earnings were more than $15,720 or if your FERS
Annuity Supplement was reduced in a previous year.
The annuity supplement part of your FERS benefit is subject to an earnings test similar to the one applied to social
security benefits and uses the same exempt amount, as required by law in 5 U.S.C. Section 8421a. Your annuity
supplement will be reduced $1.00 for every $2.00 by which you exceed the exempt amount ($15,720 for 2016).
By law, this reduction is effective July 1, 2017. We apply the test only to earnings you received in 2016 after
retirement and after you reach the Minimum Retirement Age (MRA). The exempt amount for 2017 is $16,920.
Please answer the following questions and return this survey form before May 15, 2017, or as soon as you
know the exact amount of your allowable earnings.
1. Is your annuity supplement currently reduced because you reported excess earnings in a previous year? (Darken
only one oval.)
Yes (Please skip directly to question 4 and report your earnings for 2016.)
No (Please continue to question 2.)
2. Did you have any earnings in 2016 after retirement? (Darken only one oval.)
Yes (Please continue to question 3.)
No (Do not return this form. You may throw it away or keep it for your records.)
Refer to the chart below to find out what you should report based on your year of birth.
Year of Birth What You Should Report
1955 - 1959 Report all 2016 earnings after retirement, if your earnings were more than $15,720.
1960 Report all 2016 earnings after retirement and after you turned 56 years old, if your
earnings were more than $15,720.
4. What were your earnings in 2016 after retirement?
Warning: Your earnings for 2016 will be verified through a computer match with the Social Security Administration's earning
file. Any intentionally false statement or willful misrepresentation is punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both
(18 U.S.C. 1001).
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1. Read the section below entitled: How To Determine The Amount of Earnings You Should Report. If you have questions,
please telephone (202) 606-0249 Monday through Friday between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Eastern Time. If you use TTY
equipment, call 1-855-887-4957.
2. Provide clear and legible information. Do not detach any portion of this form.
3. Fill in, sign, and mail this report in the envelope provided, or mail the report to: U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
Retirement Surveys and Students Branch, FERS Annuity Supplement Survey, 1900 E St., NW, Washington, DC
20415-0001 or fax your response to (202) 606-0022.
4. Retain copies of evidence supporting your claimed earnings in the event you are required to furnish documentation of
5. DO NOT include your annuity payments from OPM. Include, as earnings, all income from wages and self-employment that
you actually received plus deferred income you actually earned during 2016.
How To Determine The Amount of Earnings You Should Report
Include as earnings: Do not include as earnings:
- All wages from employment covered by social security. - Pensions or annuities paid as retirement income, including
your FERS benefit or any benefits received as a survivor.
- All cash pay for
agricultural work, domestic work in a
private home, service not in the course of your employer's
- Monies which you earned before entitlement for annuity
trade or business.
supplement and/or received for annual leave upon
This includes separation incentives.
- All pay, cash or non-cash, for work as a home worker for a
non-profit organization, no matter the amount. (The social
security $100.00 tax test does not apply.)
- Unemployment compensation.
- Gifts, insurance proceeds, inheritances, scholarships,
- All pay for
work not covered by social security, if the work
alimony, capital gains, net business losses, prize winnings.
is done in the United States, including
- Payments-in-kind for domestic service in the employer's
private home, for agricultural labor, for work not in the
Work as a student, student nurse, intern, newspaper
course of the employer's trade or business, or the value of
meals and lodging.
Work for States
or foreign governments or
from real estate which cannot be counted in
earnings from self-employment because, for instance, you
Work covered by
the Railroad Retirement Act.
were not a real estate dealer.
- Interest and dividends not resulting from trade or business.
Regardless of what income is
called or who receives it, if it
is actually wages for services you performed or net earnings
- Pay for Veteran's training and for jury duty.
from self-employment you
secured, it must be included in
Payments by an employer which are reimbursement
applying the earnings test.
your travel expenses and which are so
identified by the employer at the time of payment and/or
reimbursement or allowance for moving expenses, if they
are not counted as wages for social security purposes.
For more information about the Annuity Supplement,
refer to Information for FERS Annuitants, RI 90-8. Information begins
in Part B. If you would like a copy of this booklet, call the Retirement Information Office toll free at 1-888-767-6738; (TTY)
1-855-887-4957; or write: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Post Office Box 45, Boyers, Pennsylvania 16017. This booklet
is also available on
the OPM website at www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/pamphlets/RI90-8.pdf. Remember
your annuity supplement will stop at the end of the month you reach age 62 or the month before you become entitled to social
security benefits, whichever is earlier.
Privacy Act Statement/Public Burden Statement
Information you furnish will be used to determine your eligibility to continue receiving the annuity supplement and the amount of the supplement. Information
may be shared and is subject to verification via paper, electronic media, or through use of computer matching programs, with national, state, local, or other benefit
paying agencies in order to determine and issue benefits under their programs, to obtain information necessary for continuation of benefits under this program, or
to report income for tax purposes. It may also be shared and verified, as noted above, with law enforcement agencies when they are investigating a violation or
potential violation of civil or criminal law. Solicitation of this information is authorized by the Federal Employees' Retirement Law (Chapter 84, title 5, U.S.
Code). Provision of this information is voluntary; however, failure to supply accurate information may result in suspension of your annuity benefit.
We estimate providing this information takes an average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, getting the needed data, and
reviewing the requested information. Send comments regarding our estimate or any other aspect of this form, including suggestions for reducing completion time,
to the United States Office of Personnel Management, Retirement Services Publications Team, (3206-0194), Washington, DC 20415-0001. The OMB Number,
3206-0194, is currently valid. OPM may not collect this information, and you are not required to respond, unless the number is displayed.
Reverse of RI 92-22
Revised March 2017