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.

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?

Continue Reading »

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?

Continue Reading »

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?

Continue Reading »

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?

Continue Reading »