Tag: FERS

Overpaying FERS Annuity Supplements?

By on November 22, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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

By on October 26, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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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Ten Dos and Don’ts in filing for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

By on September 29, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

These are 10 things to keep in mind when applying for FERS disability retirement.

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What is the Maximum Annuity Supplement in 2010?

By on August 23, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

FERS employees who retire prior to age 62 are entitled to an annuity supplement, either immediately or upon attaining the MRA (Minimum Required Age). Some believe the supplement can equal, or even exceed, the amount of the annuity itself. Can this be true?

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Tidal Wave of Federal Employee Retirements?

By on July 20, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Is there really an ongoing “tidal wave” of retirements? If yes, is there evidence for it? If evidence shows there is no tidal wave, then why would a Federal agency foster such an impression?

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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: The Unintended Consequence of Situational Disability

By on July 13, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, it is often the unintentional statement which can devastate a Federal or Postal employee’s disability retirement application.

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The Windfall Elimination Provision: How Does It Work? To Whom Does It Apply?

By on June 6, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) reduces, but does not eliminate, the earned Social Security benefit of a person who is also receiving a pension from a system where no Social Security payments were withheld.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: The Game of Legal Relay and the Importance of Identifying the Right Evidence

By on April 29, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The purpose of filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS is to get an approval from the Office of Personnel Management. One of the ways to be effective is to cite legal authorities which support the basic criteria for eligibility.

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What are "Deemed" Salaries, in the FERS Annuity Supplement?

By on April 22, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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How Is Your Annuity Calculated?

By on April 4, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Your annuity is what is known as a “defined benefit” annuity. This means it is based, essentially, on just two numbers: length of creditable service, and high-three average salary. Here is how that is calculated.

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