The Special Retirement Supplement (SRS) is not paid by the Social Security Administration. It is paid by the Office of Personnel Management. This article provides a simplified example of how the SRS is calculated.
Can you do the restrictive spousal benefit if you wait until full Social Security retirement age?
My wife is German, but is a resident alien of the US. Will she be entitled to a Social Security benefit even though she has not worked in the US?
What are the rules about coming back to a government position after retirement in a contracted capacity? Will this affect annuity paymts?
There are specific rules and regulations on returning to work for Uncle Sam after retirement. This article does not attempt to answer the question as to why someone would want to return to working for the federal government after retiring. It will simply address how to do that.
Can one leave the TSP as it is for now and take monthly payments for now and roll over into an IRA after 2 years?
If a wife passes no later than 12-31-14, does her husband continue to receive a spousal benefit, after she passes?
There is a lot of uncertainty facing federal employees these days, and one idea that has been floated is reducing the size of the federal workforce. One way to do this is by offering buy outs. The author offers some details you need to know if you are considering a buy out.
The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) are two provisions of the Social Security law that affect Social Security benefits to which CSRS retirees may be entitled. The author provides some details about these as they relate to federal employees.
These are some common errors federal employees should avoid to help speed up processing their OPM retirement applications.