Q. I am a newer federal employee with nine years active duty in the Marine Corps. I intend on buying back my military time toward retirement. If I choose to leave to federal service before retiring, can I request a refund of the money paid back for my military service? Also, I understand that I have up to two years to pay this amount off interest free. If I were to wait, say, six or seven years and pay a lump sum of the amount instead of installments, would I be charged any sort of interest?
Q. I have 30 years in as a letter carrier, but I’m only 55. Will I be eligible to receive Social Security at this age and if so how much? Also, can I withdraw money from my TSP before 59 and a half to pay off my mortgage without the early withdrawal penalty?
Q. I am a recently retired federal employee, MRA + 10 years. When I left I had 600 hours of sick leave remaining. If I were to return to a federal job, how soon would I have to return in order to get back that sick leave?
Q. I retired as a 1811 (DEA Special Agent) at age 50. At what age do I receive my SSN benefit versus the stipend I am receiving, and what is the amount I will receive based on. I have 28 years of federal service.
Q. I am a postal employee under FERS. I am 58 years old and will have 29 years 11 months and two weeks when I retire, but with my four years of service I bought back and sick leave I will have 34 and a half years for my annuity. My question, being two weeks short of 30 years’ service, will I receive the SRS? One person from HR told me that I won’t because you need 30 years and they go by years and don’t round up. Another person from HR said I will get it and they do round up to give me the 30 years.
Q. I plan to retire soon and have a partnership in a LLC business. I don’t work in the business but invested at its start and receive dividends (profit). Will this be considered as pay and apply to the earnings test?
Q. If I am planning to retire on the last day of the month and that turns out to be the second Monday of a pay period, would I earn any sick leave or annual leave for working 60 percent of my last pay period?
Q. I have exceeded the 41 year 11 month mark of creditable service hours under CSRS. If I were to continue to work, would I be entitled to an additional 2 percent for every full year worked beyond the 41 year 11 month mark in addition to my unused sick leave hours? If not, how would my CSRS annuity be computed?
Q. I know that to carry FEHBP into retirement, you must be enrolled for five years before retirement. Does the same apply to supplemental vision and dental care, or can they be added before retirement within the five-year period?