Our Q&A section features questions that the FedSmith.com authors answer that our readers send to them. We share them here to help you with your federal career as well as planning for your retirement. We encourage you to send your questions to the authors for use in future posts.

Not Electing Medicare Part B to Cover Health Premiums

May 15, 2014 3:45 AM

A FedSmith.com user asks about his logic of not electing Medicare Part B to cover the cost of co-pays.

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Government Matching in TSP When You Are Over 50

May 13, 2014 11:08 AM

If you are over age 50, does the maximum contribution you can make to the TSP change?

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How Are My Retirement Earnings Taxed?

May 11, 2014 1:21 PM

I retired from the Federal Government on 1/03/2013 and I need to know how my federal tax is calculated.

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Am I Legal?

May 10, 2014 5:51 PM

Am I legal? I am wondering about this because of what was stated in your article, Retired Reservists Can Legally “Double Dip”.

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Can I Do the Restrictive Spousal Benefit?

May 9, 2014 9:52 AM

Can you do the restrictive spousal benefit if you wait until full Social Security retirement age?

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Social Security Benefit for Resident Alien

May 7, 2014 1:36 PM

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?

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Effect on Annuity When Returning to Government Work

May 2, 2014 9:09 PM

What are the rules about coming back to a government position after retirement in a contracted capacity? Will this affect annuity paymts?

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Rolling Over Your TSP

April 28, 2014 8:18 AM

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?

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What Happens to the Spousal Benefit After Wife Passes?

April 25, 2014 5:48 PM

If a wife passes no later than 12-31-14, does her husband continue to receive a spousal benefit, after she passes?

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