Q. I worked for the National Labor Relations Board (FERS) for four years and left to work with California MTA and California Department of Justice (CalPers). Do either of those California state agencies have reciprocity with the federal government? If no, would I be able to purchase the 1 year left to vest in FERS?
Q. I paid 33 quarters into Social Security before retiring from my government job at the age of 55. I worked after to pay my 40 quarters needed to collect Social Security and I was still penalized over 70 percent of my monthly check and was told that had I paid my 40 quarters first before working for the government, that I would receive the full amount. I am very disappointed and feel my government owes myself and thousands of others a lot of back pay.
Q. I am a 61-year-old FERS employee with 25 years of creditable service. I turn 62 in May 2019. My agency is eliminating my position prior to me reaching age 62 and there will be no other position available. I was planning to work until age 62. Do I really lose the 10 percent increase in my retirement computation?
Q. I am 69 and a 30-year GS 6 CSRS retiree. Social Security says I will draw next to nothing, maybe $132 a month. I work a security job for a private security company. Can I opt to not pay Social Security taxes?
Q. I am 40 years old with 14 years of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control. I have six years military and bought back my time. Can I take a deferred annuity and walk now with 20 years and then at age 60 apply for my retirement?
Q. I am currently a federal employee and also a traditional Guardsman (one weekend a month and two weeks a year). I served 13 years on active duty Army. I am at around 16 years total military service right now as well. If I were to buy back my 13 years of active time, would those years still count toward my military retirement? How would it affect my military retirement? Just pay?