Q. Am I and my sister entitled to our mother’s retirement from the Postal Service after her passing? She is not married.
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Q. I retired in December 2010 after 35 years of federal service. I recently accepted a part-time position working 32.5 hours a week at my local post office. Nobody at the Office of Personnel Management nor the Postal Service can advise me on how this will affect my pension. I earn $90,000 in annuity, and the job I accepted pays $22,000 per year.
Q. I am a 62-year-old Postal Service letter carrier under FERS with a 10 percent permanent disability from an on-the-job injury. When I received my disability, another carrier mentioned that I was entitled to extra benefit in my retirement. Is this true and how can I claim the benefit? I hope to retire in 3½ years.
Q. I will turn 62 in November and am wondering about retirement benefits. I was a Postal Service employee for approximately 10 years. I have no info on specific dates, earnings, etc. Where and whom do I contact to get started collecting this data?
One of the most valuable benefits offered to federal employees is the opportunity to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. I thought it would be a good idea to spell out the conditions that need to be met to carry FEHBP coverage into retirement. If you are eligible to retire on an immediate annuity, you can keep your health benefits coverage if you are currently enrolled in FEHBP and have been continuously covered for at least five years. Note: You are considered continuously covered even if you were enrolled in the program when you left government and re-enrolled…
Q. I am a retired postal worker (mail handler). When I turned 65, I enrolled and am currently paying for Medicare Part B. I also am paying premium for my Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage monthly. Should I discontinue Part B since I have coverage under Blue Cross/Blue Shield for medical?