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Posted on Friday, 18th September 2020 by Dennis Damp

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I receive many questions this time of year about the retirement process and required forms. It can take several months for HR to process your papers and send them to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for final determination of your claim. Many federal and postal workers elect to retire at end of year because […]

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Posted on Saturday, 22nd August 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Estate planning is a sensitive issue and many avoid the subject until it’s too late. This can and will compromise your heir’s benefits, or at least delay them when they will be needed most.  It’s never too late to start. It is advisable to compile this information long before it will be needed, and the […]

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Posted on Saturday, 13th June 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The CARES Act offers temporary loan and withdrawal options for TSP participants affected by COVID-19. The dramatic stock market sell-off this past March and subsequent correction last week reduced portfolio values dramatically for many. Lower account balances for all but the bond funds make the decision to take out loans or elect a withdrawal difficult. […]

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Posted on Friday, 15th May 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Those planning their retirement and annuitants require accessible resources for answers to their individual and unique questions. OPM does a good job managing our retirement system overall. However, there are limits to what they can and will provide. It’s often frustrating and difficult finding competent help and the level of assistance required. There are many […]

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Posted on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 by Dennis Damp

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A number of helpful updates were added to OPM’s online annuity services website recently at https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov. They changed the way your Claim Number works on the “Sign In” and “Forgot Password” pages. My Access Screen with Personal Data Removed This change provides assistance on Claim Number formatting during site entry. When you first enter the […]

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Posted on Friday, 17th April 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is providing support for those most impacted by the pandemic. Congress passed the Act last month and one of the key provisions is providing for Economic Impact Payments to American households. Payment of up to $1,200 per adult for individuals whose income was less than $99,000 […]

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Posted on Friday, 10th April 2020 by Dennis Damp

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According to OPM, “COVID 19 has not affected Retirement Services’ ability to process applications or deliver timely payments.” During the first quarter of 2020, 32,973 retirement packages were received by OPM and they processed 28,617. There is a backlog of 21,264 applications waiting to be processed as of March 31, 2020.   Attend a 2-Hour […]

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Posted on Sunday, 29th March 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Federal retirees are generally able to reapply for federal jobs under the rehired annuitant program. The government is fast tracking dual compensation waivers that will allow reemployed retirees, with critical skills needed to fight this pandemic, to return to work without impacting their annuity. Request a Personalized “Federal Retirement Report” Today  In light of the […]

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