Comparing the CSRS Offset Program to CSRS and FERS

March 28, 2011 6:47 PM

What is the CSRS offset program and how is it different from the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

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Retirement and the Federal Employee: What a Difference a Day Can Make!

March 18, 2011 7:15 AM

When is the best day to retire? It depends. Here are a couple of examples and how it may impact your finances.

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How Much Will CSRS Federal Employees Receive When They Retire?

March 8, 2011 11:58 AM

How much will you receive in retirement income when you retire under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)? Here are some examples that will demonstrate how your retirement income is calculated.

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5 Things To Like About Pension Max

February 10, 2011 6:51 AM

A properly implemented insurance plan can save you money, provide flexibility and give you control of that survivorship benefit.

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Federal and Postal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: The Law as a Shield of Compassion

When a Federal employee finds his medical condition prevents one from performing one or more of the essential elements of the job, he is considered “disabled” under the Law, and therefore eligible for Federal Disability Retirement benefits. Such an individual will often not be accommodated by the Agency, if only because “accommodation”is a difficult requirement to fulfill.

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Federal Employee Re-Deposits: Federal Employees Who Return to Work After Withdrawing Retirement Contributions

December 28, 2010 7:25 AM

This article looks at your retirement annuity when you left federal service, withdrew your contributions and did not re-deposit the money when you returned to work for Uncle Sam. What should you do?

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Will You Receive Extra Social Security Credit as a Federal Employee for Your Prior Military Service?

December 19, 2010 4:41 PM

Were you in the military prior to 2002? Are you going to qualify for Social Security? If you answered “yes” to both questions, I have good news for you! You are going to receive extra earnings credits, which will result in a higher Social Security benefit. Here’s how it works.

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Overpaying FERS Annuity Supplements?

November 22, 2010 8:18 AM

What is the FERS annuity supplement and how is it calculated? The author says that OPM is over-paying FERS annuity supplements because of differences in how OPM calculates the supplement from how the Social Security Administration calculates payments.

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“Deposit Service” And Your Federal Employee Retirement

October 26, 2010 8:29 AM

Will federal “deposit service” impact your federal retirement annuity? It may impact CSRS and FERS employees in different ways. Here is an explanation of how this could impact your future retirement income.

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Unique Roth IRA Conversions for Federal Employees

September 23, 2010 7:23 AM

Most people know you can convert money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. But Federal Employees may also be able to convert money from their Thrift Savings Plan or CSRS Voluntary Contribution Plan to a Roth IRA.

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