5 CFR 841.702 - Definitions.
In this subpart -
Annuity supplement means the benefit under subpart E of part 842 of this chapter. An annuity supplement is only payable to retirees.
Basic annuity means the benefits computed under subpart D of part 842 of this chapter and payable to retirees.
Beneficiary of insurable interest annuity means a person receiving a recurring benefit under FERS that is payable (after the employee's, Members, or retiree's death) to a person designated to receive such an annuity under § 842.605 of this chapter.
COLA means a cost-of-living adjustment.
Combined CSRS/FERS annuity means the recurring benefit with a CSRS component and a FERS component. A “combined CSRS/FERS annuity” is only payable to a retiree who as an employee elected to transfer to FERS under part 846 of this chapter, who at the time of transfer had at least 5 years of service creditable under CSRS (excluding service that was subject to both social security and partial CSRS deductions), and who was covered by FERS for at least 1 month.
CSRS means the Civil Service Retirement System as described in subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code.
Disability retiree means a retiree who retired under part 844 of this chapter.
Effective date means the date annuities increased by a COLA begin to accrue at the higher rate.
FERS component means the portion of a combined CSRS/FERS annuity computed under FERS rules.
Initial monthly rate means the monthly annuity rate that a retiree (other than a disability retiree) is entitled to receive at the time of retirement (as defined in § 842.602 of this chapter).
Percentage change means the percent change in the price index as defined in section 8462(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code.
Retiree means a retiree as defined in § 842.602 of this chapter.
Survivor means a person receiving a current spouse annuity or a former spouse annuity, or the beneficiary of an insurable interest annuity. As used in this subpart, “survivor” does not include a child annuitant.
Survivor supplement means the recurring benefit payable to a survivor under § 843.308 of this chapter.