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Home | Annuity Calculation-CSRS | CSRS COLA Proration Table

CSRS COLA Proration Table
Updated: January 6, 2009
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Many people who receive monthly annuity payments from the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective December 1, 2008. They will receive the increase in their January 1, 2009, annuity payment. The maximum increase is 5.8% for CSRS annuitants.

Annuitants who have been retired at least 1 year will receive the full COLA, or maximum increase. To get the full COLA, a retiree's annuity has to begin no later than
December 31, 2007.

Retirees whose annuities begin between January 1, 2008, and November 30, 2008, will receive a prorated COLA. They will receive one-twelfth of the applicable increase for each month they received an annuity. The following table shows the prorated percentage increases according to the month in which the annuity began.  




Month Annuity Began

Amount of Percentage Increase

December 2007 or earlier


January 2008


February 2008


March 2008


April 2008


May 2008


June 2008


July 2008


August 2008


September 2008

1 .5%

October 2008


November 2008


·  FERS COLA Proration Table
·  2009 Federal Retiree COLA: CSRS COLA: 5.8% - FERS COLA: 4.8%

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