Tag: Benefits

Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

Filed in News by on June 8, 2016 Comments

What is the learning and transition process to military benefits like for a new, non-military spouse? The author tells the story of his friend who recently married an active duty service member and what she learned in the process of changing over to the military’s benefits programs.

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What Constitutes an ‘Eligible Child’ for Survivor Benefits?

Filed in News by on May 26, 2016 Comments

What is the definition of an “eligible child” with respect to receiving survivor benefits? The author provides some details of survivor benefits as they relate to children of federal employees.

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What Should Your Surviving Spouse Do About Your Work-Related Benefits When You Die?

Filed in News by on March 28, 2016 Comments

If you are the spouse of a federal employee who has passed away, what do you need to do with regards to the benefits? And if you are a federal employee, what should you do to make sure your spouse is prepared if you die? This is a list of steps to take should this unfortunate event take place.

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What Happens To Your Benefits If You Die After You Retire?

Filed in News by on March 17, 2016 Comments

No one lives forever, but you will leave survivors. Your federal employee benefits are valuable and can affect those that survive you. The author details what federal workers can expect to happen with regards to their benefits if they pass away after retiring from federal service.

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Recent Budget Proposal Omitted Cut to Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Filed in News by on March 10, 2016 Comments

The big news for federal employees in the President’s recently released budget proposal was that it called for a 1.6% pay raise for the federal workforce, however, the author notes that there is a lesser known albeit important part of the budget that also affects federal workers.

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How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

Filed in News by on February 10, 2016 Comments

The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.

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The First Amendment and Public Employees: Supreme Court Reconsiders Limitations

Filed in News by on January 21, 2016 Comments

Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?

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How To Pay For College Without Taking on Debt

Filed in News by on January 14, 2016 Comments

With the cost of college tuition skyrocketing, getting a degree without drowning in debt may seem nearly impossible. The author lists some options and benefits available to federal employees to help offset the growing costs of higher education.

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