Are you a CSRS offset retiree? If you are in this group of federal employees, a letter coming from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may interest you as you may be in for at least a small, unexpected financial gain.
One of FedSmith.com’s readers shares his personal retirement story and advice for other federal employees based on his recent experience with the process.
I’m planning to retire at 62 and my human resources department has presented me with the option of depositing $9,645.00 (roughly 3K + 6K interest). If I don’t deposit for the period I was not under CSRS then I will receive $80.38 less per year in retirement (provided I retire now). Is this correct?
When I retire how will I receive the retirement monies that were taken out after working for over 40 years?
I am under CSRS and thinking about retiring soon. However, I am divorced and my divorce decree has a formula type clause and I don’t know how OPM will apply this formula in determining my annuity. Is there any way to get an estimate from OPM before I retire?