Retirement

The Applicant’s Statement of Disability: SF 3112A and the “Only” Problem

By on June 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Applicant’s Statement of Disability: SF 3112A and the “Only” Problem

Form SF 3112A, the Applicant’s Statement of Disability, is critical in a FERS Disability Retirement process and if not prepared correctly can break one’s case.

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Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

By on June 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

OPM’s retirement backlog showed only a slight drop in May as compared to the previous month.

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4 Emotions New Federal Retirees May Experience

By on June 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
4 Emotions New Federal Retirees May Experience

Retirement is a life changing event, and new retirees are likely to experience a variety of emotions as they make the transition.

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Retirement is Coming – Here is How to Compound Your Wealth Fast

on May 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The federal employee featured in this article credits discovering the power of compound interest, contributing regularly to his Thrift Savings Plan account, and living on less than he earns as keys to building his retirement nest egg.

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FERS Supplement and the Earnings Test

By on May 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Supplement and the Earnings Test

Some federal employees can receive a special supplement under FERS when retiring early, but there are limits on what they can earn before it gets reduced.

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FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

By on May 19, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

What is the role of form SF 3112D in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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Federal Employees Who Didn’t Pay Social Security Taxes Will Now Have to Pay for Medicare

on May 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

If you were under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you did not have to pay Social Security taxes, but the author says this may turn out not to be a good thing when it comes to Medicare in retirement.

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Legislation Aims to Boost Americans’ Retirement Savings

By on May 15, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Boost Americans’ Retirement Savings

Many Americans do not save nearly enough for retirement. Two Senators want to change that.

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COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

By on May 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

Why did federal employees get a smaller raise than the annual COLA? Here is a quick explanation.

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How Much is the FERS Annuity Really Worth?

By on May 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much is the FERS Annuity Really Worth?

The annuity is a big part of FERS, but what is it really worth to your overall retirement?

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