OPM's Retirement Claims Backlog Now at Just Over 18k

By on May 5, 2015 in Current Events, Retirement with 10 Comments

The latest status report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that the backlog of outstanding claims now sits at just over 18,000.

OPM received 6,292 new claims in April and was able to process 8,660 which helped bring the backlog down to 18,226 from the previous month’s total of 20,594 claims, a reduction of 11.5%.

As of the end of April, OPM is running behind its own estimates. It had projected a backlog of 14,042 claims and estimated it would process 9,600 claims in April. OPM also estimated it would receive 6,700 new claims instead of the 6,292 actually received.

The latest figures 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 6,795 7,318 13,097 78.5%
Sep-14 7,300 8,000 13,142 6,350 6,680 12,767 78.8%
Oct-14 7,800 8,500 12,442 10,155 8,785 14,137 83.2%
Nov-14 7,600 7,800 12,242 5,746 5,844 14,039 83.4%
Dec-14 5,600 6,500 11,342 4,077 6,447 11,669 83.7%
Jan-15 19,000 8,700 21,642 18,629 7,662 22,636 80.2%
Feb-15 9,700 9,800 21,542 9,219 7,841 24,014 80.6%
Mar-15 6,400 11,000 16,942 5,478 8,898 20,594 81.6%
Apr-15 6,700 9,600 14,042 6,292 8,660 18,226 72.6%
May-15 7,100 9,100 12,042 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jun-15 7,500 8,000 11,542 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Jul-15 8,000 8,100 11,442 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Aug-15 7,400 7,600 11,242 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sep-15 7,300 7,500 11,042 n/a n/a n/a n/a

 

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