Letter to the Editor
The seniors page of the FirstGov portal (www.seniors.gov)
has a calculator for figuring retirement benefits. One important benefit
as a government employee is the Federal Employees Retirement System supplement.
Recently, I "ran" a test case using the calculator and was dismayed
to get $10,000+ as a supplement. With FERS being less than 20 years old,
it is not possible to qualify for a supplement this large! In virtually
all cases, the supplement turns out to be from $200 to $400 per month.
The above is quite an egregious error, which could cause grief for an