22 U.S. Code § 4066 - Cost-of-living adjustment of annuities

(a) Effective date
A cost-of-living annuity increase shall become effective under this section on the effective date of each such increase under section 8340 (b) of title 5. Each such increase shall be applied to each annuity payable from the Fund under this part which has a commencing date not later than the effective date of the increase.
(b) Applicability of increases under other provisions of law
Each annuity increase under this section shall be identical to the corresponding percentage increase under section 8340 (b) of title 5.
(c) Eligibility for increases
Eligibility for an annuity increase under this section shall be governed by the commencing date of each annuity payable from the Fund under this part as of the effective date of an increase except as follows:
(1) The first increase (if any) made under this section to an annuity which is payable from the Fund to a participant or to the surviving spouse or former spouse of a deceased participant who died in service or a deceased annuitant whose annuity was not increased under this section, shall be equal to the product (adjusted to the nearest 1/10 of 1 percent) of—
(A) 1/12 of the applicable percent change computed under subsection (b) of this section, multiplied by
(B) the number of months (counting any portion of a month as a month)—
(i) for which the annuity was payable from the Fund before the effective date of the increase, or
(ii) in the case of a surviving spouse or former spouse of a deceased annuitant whose annuity has not been so increased, since the annuity was first payable to the deceased annuitant.
(2) Effective from its commencing date, an annuity payable from the Fund under this part to the survivor of an annuitant, except a child entitled to an annuity under section 4046 (c) of this title or section 4049 (c) or (d) of this title, shall be increased by the total percentage increase the annuitant was receiving under this section at death.
(3) For purposes of computing or recomputing an annuity to a child under section 4046 (c) or (d) of this title or section 4049 (c) or (d) of this title, the items $900, $1,080, $2,700, and $3,240 appearing in section 4046 (c) of this title shall be increased by the total percentage increases by which corresponding amounts are being increased under section 8340 of title 5 on the date the annuity of the child becomes effective.
(d) Exclusion of additional annuity purchased after retirement by voluntary contribution
No increase in annuity provided by this section shall be computed on any additional annuity purchased at retirement by voluntary contributions.
(e) Rounding off of amount; minimum increases
The monthly installment of annuity after adjustment under this section shall be rounded to the next lowest dollar, except such installment shall after adjustment reflect an increase of at least $1.
(f) Rate of increase for surviving spouses of annuitants electing reduced annuity
Effective from its commencing date, there shall be an increase of 10 percent in the annuity of each surviving spouse whose entitlement to annuity resulted from the death of an annuitant who, prior to October 1, 1976, elected a reduced annuity in order to provide a spouse’s survivor annuity.
(g) Maximum annuity
(1) An annuity shall not be increased by reason of any adjustment under this section to an amount which exceeds the greater of—
(A) the maximum pay rate payable for class FS–1 under section 3963 of this title, 30 days before the effective date of the adjustment under this section; or
(B) the final pay (or average pay, if higher) of the former participant with respect to whom the annuity is paid, increased by the overall annual average percentage adjustments (compounded) in rates of pay of the Foreign Service Schedule under such section 3963 of this title during the period—
(i) beginning on the date the annuity commenced (or, in the case of a survivor of the retired participant, the date the participant’s annuity commenced), and
(ii) ending on the effective date of the adjustment under this section.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection, “pay” means the rate of salary or basic pay as payable under any provision of law, including any provision of law limiting the expenditure of appropriated funds.

Source

(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 826,Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2123; Ex. Ord. No. 12289, § 1, Feb. 14, 1981, 46 F.R. 12693; Ex. Ord. No. 12446, §§ 2(a), 6 (a), Oct. 17, 1983, 48 F.R. 48443, 48446; Pub. L. 99–335, title IV, § 402(a)(3),June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 609; Pub. L. 100–238, title II, § 219,Jan. 8, 1988, 101 Stat. 1775.)
Amendments

1988—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 100–238amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “The first increase (if any) made under this section to an annuity which is payable from the Fund under this part to a participant or to the surviving spouse of a deceased participant who dies in service shall be equal to the product (adjusted to the nearest 1/10 of 1 percent) of—
“(a) 1/6 of the applicable percent change determined under subsection (b) of this section, multiplied by
“(b) the number of full months for which the annuity was payable from the Fund under this part before the effective date of the increase (counting any portion of a month as a full month).
In the administration of this paragraph, the number of days of unused sick leave to the credit of a participant or deceased participant on the effective date of the then last preceding general annuity increase under this section shall be deemed to be equal to the number of days of unused sick leave to his or her credit on the day of separation from the Service.”
1986—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 99–335inserted “under this part” after “payable from the Fund” wherever appearing.
1983—Subsec. (e). Ex. Ord. No. 12446, § 2(a), substituted “rounded to the next lowest” for “fixed at the nearest”.
Subsec. (g). Ex. Ord. No. 12446, § 6(a), added subsec. (g).
1981—Subsec. (c)(1). Ex. Ord. No. 12289 amended first sentence of par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, first sentence read as follows: “An annuity (except a deferred annuity) payable from the Fund to a participant who retires and receives an immediate annuity, or to a surviving spouse or former spouse of a deceased participant who dies in service or who dies after being separated with benefits under section 4009 (b)(2) of this title, which has a commencing date after the effective date of the then last preceding general annuity increase under this section shall not be less than the annuity which would have been payable if the commencing date of such annuity had been the effective date of such last preceding increase.”
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–238effective 90 days after Jan. 8, 1988, see section 261(a) ofPub. L. 100–238, set out as a note under section 4054 of this title.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–335effective Jan. 1, 1987, see section 702(a) ofPub. L. 99–335, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8401 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by section 2 (a) Ex. Ord. No. 12446 effective with respect to any adjustment or redetermination of any annuity made on or after Oct. 17, 1983, see section 2(b) of Ex. Ord. No. 12446, set out under section 4067 of this title.
Amendment by section 6 of Ex. Ord. No. 12446 applicable to any adjustment occurring on or after Apr. 1, 1983 under this section to any annuity payable from the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund, whether such annuity has a commencing date before, on, or after Oct. 17, 1983, but shall not cause any annuity to be reduced below the rate that is payable on Oct. 17, 1983, see section 6(b) of Ex. Ord. No. 12446, set out under section 4067 of this title.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Ex. Ord. No. 12289 effective Feb. 15, 1981, see section 3 of Ex. Ord. No. 12289, set out under section 4067 of this title.
Delay in Cost-of-Living Adjustments During Fiscal Years 1994, 1995, and 1996

Any cost-of-living increase scheduled to take effect during fiscal year 1994, 1995, or 1996 under this section delayed until first day of third calendar month after date such increase would otherwise take effect, see section 11001 ofPub. L. 103–66, set out as a note under section 8340 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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