Q. I’ve applied for my CSRS Offset pension effective Aug. 1. I’m 64 years old. Will my CSRS Offset pension be reduced for Social Security entitlement immediately or only after I apply for Social Security? When am I required to apply for Social Security benefits?
A: The reduction in your CSRS annuity will be automatic. As for when you apply for a Social Security benefit, that’s up to you. You can do it at any time or not at all.