Benefits under the FECA workers’ compensation program will increase by 2.2 percent in April, following completion of the count toward that increase.

While the FECA COLA is based on the same inflation index used for increasing federal retiree annuities, it is based on a calendar year count rather than a third quarter to third quarter count and is paid in April rather than in January.


Through three months of the count toward the January 2019 retiree COLA, that figure stands at 0.4 percent.