Retirement

FERS Disability Retirement: An Overview of Your Application Package

By on December 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: An Overview of Your Application Package

The author describes the necessary forms you will need when putting together your FERS Disability Retirement application.

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How to Increase Your FERS Annuity by 10% for Life

By on December 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Increase Your FERS Annuity by 10% for Life

FERS offers robust benefits to federal employees. The author describes how federal retirees can increase their annuity payments in retirement.

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Eliminate the Cap, Solve Social Security’s Financial Problems?

By on December 11, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Eliminate the Cap, Solve Social Security’s Financial Problems?

Would eliminating the cap on Social Security be a good thing? The author says it is not a good idea.

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Military Deposits and Your Annuity

By on December 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Military Deposits and Your Annuity

How do military deposits affect FERS and CSRS retirement calculations? Here is an overview.

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IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

By on December 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
IG Labels CSRS Improper Payments ‘High-Risk’

A recent OPM Inspector General’s report said that improper payments made under federal employee retirement systems represent a “high risk.”

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Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Drops in November

By on December 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Despite More New Claims Than Usual, Retirement Backlog Drops in November

Despite a higher number of new claims in the month than usual, OPM made a modest reduction in November’s retirement backlog.

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Survey: Older Individuals More Likely to Support Tax Increase to Shore Up Social Security

By on December 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Survey: Older Individuals More Likely to Support Tax Increase to Shore Up Social Security

We recently asked our readers if they would support higher taxes to extend full Social Security benefits. Here is what you told us.

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OPM IG Provides Update on Retirement Claims Backlog

By on November 26, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM IG Provides Update on Retirement Claims Backlog

OPM’s Inspector General said that while the agency appears to have met a part of its goal on the retirement backlog, it has some more work to do.

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Should I Enroll in Medicare If I Have an FEHB Plan?

By on November 26, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Enroll in Medicare If I Have an FEHB Plan?

Should you add Medicare to your FEHB insurance in retirement? These are the various parts of Medicare to know about when weighing this option.

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Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

By on November 20, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

Recently introduced legislation has the potential to increase the size of COLAs paid to some federal retirees.

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