In calculating a FERS annuity supplement, you will find some years in which a retiree was not in pay status for the entire year. When this happens, the retiree’s salary for the entire year must, by law, be “deemed,” or legally fabricated. How is this done? Here is an explanation.
A federal court has upheld OPM in following the order of a divorce court to pay a portion of a retiree’s civil service annuity to his two adult children following the death of his ex-wife.
Until late last year, FERS employees in the twilight of their careers were faced with a dilemma: What should I do about my sick leave? This has recently changed and FERS employees now receive credit for their sick leave. How does this work in practice?
You have contributed to a retirement fund for years. How do taxes work when you begin to withdraw that money? Here is a quick explanation.
The FERS annuity estimate is really simple to calculate. But the actual supplement you are paid can be significantly less than the estimate. How does this happen?
The widow of a federal employee who missed having 10 years of creditable federal service by thirteen days, has now lost before the appeals court on her bid for a survivor annuity benefit under FERS.
Should you elect a survivor benefit for your spouse? You must pay for survivor benefits out of your annuity. Here are the costs and some of the considerations when you make this decision.
A surviving widow of a retired federal employee tried without success to convince OPM, the MSPB and the appeals court that her deceased husband had provided her a survivor’s annuity.
What will happen to a federal employee’s annuity in the event of a divorce? The answer is not always clear–even after a decision from OPM and the MSPB as demonstrated by this case.
The federal retirement system can be complex and confusing. Add a divorce into the mix, and the confusion and complexity increase. Here is a recent case that shows how confusing the issue of a survivor annuity can become as a result of a divorce.