FERS Retirement Process – time frame?

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What is the current time frame to have your retirement processed? I have received the retirement services reference card which stated “we have started to process your retirement application” and now patiently waiting for my password. Reference card was sent out on March 17, 2017.

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Asked on April 10, 2017 6:06 pm
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Unfortunately, there is no guideline on timeframe. If you are pure CSRS, those seem to get through the system rather quickly as they have been around the longest and are pretty straightforward. CSRS Offsets take longer as they have to calculate the Offset which begins at age 62. For pure FERS that are eligible for the FERS supplement, those too seems to take longer, anywhere from 4-6 months before finalization. The good news, however, is they do put you in some form a interim payments until the process can be completed. Here is a link with the latest information on timeline for processing retirements at OPM. https://www.opm.gov/about-us/budget-performance/strategic-plans/retirement-processing-status.pdf

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Answered on April 10, 2017 8:26 pm

Is there a standard form for changes to divorce decree for ex-spouse to wave her retirement benefits/rights?

( at December 6, 2018 4:23 am)

Robert, no you will have to have the decree changed.

( at December 6, 2018 3:12 pm)
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How long for approval?interim pay?

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Answered on November 19, 2018 7:10 am
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OPM recently stated they are placing retirees in interim pay within 5 days of receipt of the retirement application. That means your agency has sent your paperwork to your agency finance center and the finance center has completed their end of the application, sent you your final check and AL payment and closed out your payroll records. OPM also said they are taking about 63 days from receipt of the application to finalize retirements.

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That’s not bad, on a dr, I’ve been out for 12 months, so if they have all that…I should get interim soon because I filed late Oct!??

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Answered on December 4, 2018 9:56 am
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When it comes to Disabiliry retirements they need to go through the approval process before payment can be authorized. Are you saying you submitted disability paperwork in October? If yes, they are running 6-9 months for disability depending on the disability.

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Answered on December 4, 2018 2:13 pm

Have the approval rates been high lately?

( at December 6, 2018 8:09 am)
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Any disability approval is based on the medical condition and the proper documentation to support the claim.

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Answered on December 6, 2018 3:03 pm

Correct, but what are approval rates first time? I’ve read in the past it has been over 80%!! Is the waiver request for military time buyback necessary to proceed? To decline buying back. Thanks again for answering.

( at December 10, 2018 9:49 am)
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As disability retirements should be taken on their own merit and adjudicated on the completeness of the application and documentation submitted, a missing form for making a military deposit should have no bearing on the approval/disapproval of the claim but could delay final processing since all required documentation was not included.

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Answered on December 10, 2018 3:04 pm
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Anyone have any news on thier personal timeframes to get approved?

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Happy.new years

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Happy New Year!!!

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Is the supplemental still in effect for FERS employees?

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Answered on February 27, 2019 10:28 pm
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The FERS Retiree Supplement is payable to those who retire at their MRA and under the age of 62 and under the Volumtary, Discontinued Service or Early Voluntary retirement options. It is also available at a younger age to those who retire under the special provisons.

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Answered on February 27, 2019 10:53 pm

I will be 56 this December 2019, and looking at going out with the 56 MRA + 10. I have 20 years Navy, and 13 years govt. time. Am I eligible?

( at February 27, 2019 10:57 pm)
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Since you are not combining your retired military pay with your FERS, the MRA+10 retirement option is not one of the retirement options that pays the supplement. You would have to be your MRA with 30 or more years of service or age 60 with 20 or more years of service.

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Answered on February 27, 2019 11:57 pm

Thanks for the information. I have another question, I was informed when I reach my MRA, Dec 2019, I “resign” from the govt. My annuity is “postponed” till I reach 62.
Correct?

( at February 28, 2019 3:14 pm)
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doug1061, that is your decision. If you want your annuity to commence immediately (with a 35% reduction) you file for retirement. If you want to reduce or eliminate the age penalty, correct, you resign now and at a later date of your choosing complete for RI 92-19, Application for Deferred or Postponed Annuity.

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Answered on February 28, 2019 3:45 pm

Thank you!

( at February 28, 2019 4:34 pm)

I do want to eliminate the age penalty. I have to retire now? That will put me short of my MRA + 10 at age 56 this Dec, 2019, then I can “postpone” my annuity. Sorry for all the questions, this is my first last time to do this, and want to get it right.

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Sorry, it appears I was not clear in my response. If you leave at your MRA or older with 10 or more years of service, but not 30, and want to avoid the age penalty, you resign your position and elect to collect at a later date. When that annuity commences, you would be eligible to reinstate your FEHB and FEGLI if you had coverage five years prior to your resignation date. If you leave prior to your MRA and have 10 or more years of service, you can elect to draw your annuity at your MRA with the age penalty or at a later date of your choosing to reduce or eliminate the age penalty. With a deferred retirement, no FEHB or FEGLI are available when the annuity commences.

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Answered on February 28, 2019 8:48 pm

Does dis ret. Give a large partial back pay payment soon after approval. I know bout LDOP. Thanks.

( at February 28, 2019 9:31 pm)

kurt9, I did not understand your post at all.

( at February 28, 2019 9:40 pm)