Explore the intricacies of the FERS retirement system, often likened to a three-legged stool comprising FERS pension, Social Security, and Thrift Savings Plan. Learn about early retirement at age 57, avoiding penalties, and the role of the FERS annuity supplement. Get insights on how to optimize your retirement benefits.
Disability Income for Federal Employees If you’ve been a federal employee for at least 18 months, you are covered by FERS Disability. The FERS disability benefit starts off at 60% of you salary (or hi-3, whichever is higher) only for the first year. Subsequent years, the disability benefit drops to 40% of your salary. Two important points
Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension Question Hi Stephen, I’m filling in my retirement paperwork and have a quick question about tax withholding: Federal withholding W-4P: Do you suggest I just have usual federal tax withheld under my “single” status? State withholding: should I elect to NOT have state income tax withheld from
Is the 3-legged stool enough? Question: I am contributing 5% to my TSP, getting the maximum agency match, and I’m also paying into Social Security and the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Is that going to be enough to retire on? Answer: I want to answer this question on two levels. The first level will