Retirement Claims Backlog Down Slightly in August

By on September 6, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement claims than it received in August, leading to a reduction in the backlog of outstanding claims.

8,702 claims were received in August and 9,225 were processed, putting the backlog at 13,097, down from 13,620 in July. The backlog is ahead of OPM’s projected inventory for the same time period; the agency estimated it would have a backlog of 13,842 at the end of August.

The latest figures from OPM are included below.

Month Projected Claims Received Projected Claims Processed Projected Inventory Claims Received Claims Processed Inventory % Processed in 60 days or less
Oct-13 8,400 11,500 19,142 7,484 11,027 14,176 n/a
Nov-13 8,400 11,500 16,042 5,672 5,714 14,134 n/a
Dec-13 8,400 11,500 12,942 4,952 6,449 12,637 n/a
Jan-14 19,000 8,700 23,242 17,383 8,724 21,296 n/a
Feb-14 9,800 9,400 23,642 12,025 9,767 23,554 n/a
Mar-14 6,400 10,400 19,642 6,831 11,812 18,573 n/a
Apr-14 6,500 9,300 16,842 8,047 10,002 16,618 n/a
May-14 6,800 9,000 14,642 8,431 10,498 14,551 76.6%
Jun-14 8,000 8,100 14,542 6,627 8,787 12,391 77.3%
Jul-14 8,000 8,100 14,442 9,101 7,872 13,620 77.9%
Aug-14 7,400 8,000 13,842 8,702 9,225 13,097 78.5%
Sep-14 7,300 8,000 13,142 not available not available not available not available
Oct-14 7,800 8,500 12,442 not available not available not available not available
Nov-14 7,600 7,800 12,242 not available not available not available not available
Dec-14 5,600 6,500 11,342 not available not available not available not available
Jan-15 19,000 8,700 21,642 not available not available not available not available
Feb-15 9,700 9,800 21,542 not available not available not available not available
Mar-15 6,400 11,000 16,942 not available not available not available not available
Apr-15 6,700 9,600 14,042 not available not available not available not available
May-15 7,100 9,100 12,042 not available not available not available not available
Jun-15 7,500 8,000 11,542 not available not available not available not available
Jul-15 8,000 8,100 11,442 not available not available not available not available
Aug-15 7,400 7,600 11,242 not available not available not available not available
Sep-15 7,300 7,500 11,042 not available not available not available not available

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