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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

May 20, 2017 12:50 PM , Updated May 24, 2017 3:35 PM

The U. S. Supreme Court slapped down a decision by the Arizona state courts that held the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act did not pre-empt the Arizona family court’s order requiring that a military retiree make up for a portion of his annuity lost by his ex-wife by operation of federal law.

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Will I Still Receive My Annuity Payment in a Government Shutdown?

April 24, 2017 2:36 PM , Updated April 30, 2017 4:02 PM
Will I Still Receive My Annuity Payment in a Government Shutdown?

The possibility of a partial government shutdown looms at the end of the week. What impact would this have on your annuity payments should it take place?

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How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

April 20, 2017 2:45 PM
How to Use Military Service to Increase Your FERS Pension

There is a provision in FERS that allows you to “buy back” your active duty military service. The author provides a basic overview of how this process works.

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How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

March 8, 2017 3:05 PM , Updated March 12, 2017 8:14 PM
How Much is the Maximum 2017 FERS Annuity Supplement?

How much is the FERS annuity supplement for 2017? The author provides an explanation and an example.

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OPM’s Shocking Letter to Some Annuitants

March 7, 2017 2:15 PM , Updated March 10, 2017 8:12 AM

The author discusses a situation in which one retired federal employee was suddenly notified by OPM that he owed the agency over $28,000.

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

February 1, 2017 4:37 PM , Updated February 3, 2017 3:45 PM
What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

What happens to your benefits as a federal employee if you leave before you are eligible to retire from federal service?

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How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office?

January 23, 2017 7:32 AM , Updated January 24, 2017 1:32 PM

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have left the White House, but they will be receiving compensation for their service in government. Here is a summary of how their pension programs work.

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Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

January 22, 2017 1:56 PM
Proposed Retirement Changes for Federal Employees

Changes are likely to occur in the federal retirement program. Here are some probable proposals that would impact current and future federal retirees.

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Will Retiring in the Middle of December Lower My FERS Pension?

January 3, 2017 3:42 PM , Updated January 7, 2017 6:57 AM

I understand that there is often a “best date” to retire to maximize one’s pension, but I want to retire in the middle of December 2017 to take my family on vacation. What effect will that have on my FERS pension?

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