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Will You Receive Extra Social Security Credit as a Federal Employee for Your Prior Military Service?

By on December 19, 2010 in Retirement with 3 Comments

Were you in the military prior to 2002? Are you going to qualify for Social Security? If you answered “yes” to both questions, I have good news for you! You are going to receive extra earnings credits, which will result in a higher Social Security benefit. Here’s how it works.

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Exclusive Q and A on Transferring CSRS Voluntary Contributions Program to A Roth IRA or An IRA

By on December 17, 2010 in Retirement with 10 Comments

Do you have questions about the CSRS Voluntary Contributions Program? You are not alone. The CSRS Voluntary Contributions Program (VCP) is an excellent benefit for CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees. One of the great ways to use this program is to max-fund an IRA. Here is an exclusive excerpt from a new book that explains how this process works.

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Overpaying FERS Annuity Supplements?

By on November 22, 2010 in Retirement with 2 Comments

What is the FERS annuity supplement and how is it calculated? The author says that OPM is over-paying FERS annuity supplements because of differences in how OPM calculates the supplement from how the Social Security Administration calculates payments.

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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: The Unintended Consequence of Situational Disability

By on July 13, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, it is often the unintentional statement which can devastate a Federal or Postal employee’s disability retirement application.

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The Windfall Elimination Provision: How Does It Work? To Whom Does It Apply?

By on June 6, 2010 in Retirement with 22 Comments

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) reduces, but does not eliminate, the earned Social Security benefit of a person who is also receiving a pension from a system where no Social Security payments were withheld.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: The Game of Legal Relay and the Importance of Identifying the Right Evidence

By on April 29, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The purpose of filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS is to get an approval from the Office of Personnel Management. One of the ways to be effective is to cite legal authorities which support the basic criteria for eligibility.

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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: Revisiting "Accommodation"

By on March 12, 2010 in Current Events, Retirement with 3 Comments

How does agency “accommodation” of an employee’s medical condition impact disability retirement?

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: Sometimes the Process is just as important as the Substance of an Argument

By on February 6, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

When arguing a legal principle in an effort to obtain a benefit for a Federal or Postal Employee, effective advocacy sometimes requires two prerequisites: discretion and the recognition that “process” is sometimes as important as the “substance” of an argument.

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