For every benefit amount SSA provides, we must also compute a corresponding amount
that would have applied if Federal earnings were not used in the computation. To do
this, it is necessary to obtain a DEQY for all earnings from 1984 through the present.
Identify all earnings paid by a Federal agency. (There is no list of Federal employers,
but they can be identified by requesting the employer's address. Example: Shipyards,
U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Air Force, U.S. Department of
Defense, etc.) Compute a fictitious benefit without using those earnings. Show those
fictitious amounts on the request in the field labeled “SSA rate w/o FERS.”
a. Match the current rates
Use TITLE II/INTERACTIVE COMPS program 24 (ONLINE COMPUTATIONAL EARNINGS) to compute
the current PIA. Remember to add in military service credits if used in the calculations.
Only proven military periods can be used.
After you arrive at the current PIA, DO NOT HIT THE ENTER KEY. Instead, page back
to the IC54 screen. Remove all covered Federal earnings for 1984 and later years.
Use the new PIA to compute all rates for the DOL request. Remember to make all reductions
and deductions that apply.
After the rates are computed, show the real rates and the fictitious rates on the
request, sign and date the form and return it by mail to: U.S. Department of Labor,
O.W.C.P./D.F.E.C., P.O. Box 34090, San Antonio, Tx 78265. Do not send any other computation-related
documents. DOL only needs the rates with and without the covered earnings. Note: Provide
DOL with monthly benefit amounts (MBA).
Scan the completed request for documentation purposes (ACR/FIN FIN).