Q. I am covered by FERS retirement and plan to retire at the end of 2014. I am a Wage Grade employee paid on a bi-weekly basis. Our 26th pay period for 2014 starts on December 28 of 2014 and ends on January 10 of 2015. I am considering my retirement date as December 31, 2014. My question is will my lump sum payment for annual leave be counted as taxable wages for 2014 or will it count in the 2015 tax year? Not completing the 26th pay period for leave credit purposes or full pay is not an issue. My only concern is in…
Q. I joined the federal government on Dec. 19, 1983, under CSRS and later switched to FERS in January 1988. No social security was paid in from 1984 to 1987. I am planning to retire now, and this is my first and last job in the federal government. Will my 4 years of service under CSRS ( 1984-1987) will be credited to FERS?
Q. My husband and I were both hit with reductions in force (RIFs) in 1997 due to base realignments, and while I managed to return to civil service, he did not. Both of us were on CSRS, and I am still covered by CSRS. Is there any way we can accurately determine what his CSRS benefits would be in advance of applying for retirement? And how do we apply for CSRS retirement when there’s been such a long break in service?
Q. I am 62 and have 7 years of service under FERS. My disabilities have worsened, and I must retire fairly soon. I have some other income from a state pension that will help while I apply for SSDI, but I need to know when would be the best time to retire. I do not believe my retirement will amount to more than enough to cover my life and health insurance with a little to spare according to a recent retirement estimate I received from HR. So given that, is there a particular day of the month, being paid bi-weekly,…
Q. I am considering filing for VA disability for a military injury that occurred in a parachute jump during airborne training. This was 22 years ago. I did have a severely broken ankle requiring surgery. Now I have arthritis in that ankle as well as severe knee degenerative joint disease that may require knee replacement in the same leg. I have some concerns: 1. I never retired from active duty. I will receive a reserve retirement at age 60, however. I never applied for military disability retirement (was doing OK at that time). 2. I joined the federal service and “bought…
Q. I worked for the USPS from 1989 – 1999 as a full time Clerk. Will I get a retirement pension of benefit in the future? When it will be and how much monthly payment I can get?
Q. I am CSRS offset and can retire later this year. I have two questions. 1) As someone who works on a regular basis on Sunday and receives Sunday premium pay, is this premium pay part of calculations for my retirement annuity? 2) I spent 10 months in Iraq as a US Corps of Engineers civilian army employee. One adviser told me that my hazardous/combat pay counts towards my high-3 for retirement purposes. Another adviser said the opposite. Which is true?
Q. I am a federal retiree returning to work. I have been offered a term position not to exceed thirteen months. Would accepting this position reduce or stop my present annuity?
Q. I am retiring as a GS employee. I have 240 hours of annual leave, and I have been on the night shift for one month. Will I be credit for the night differential for the full 240 hrs?