How will Social Security impact my Federal Pension? (CSRS Offset)

How will Social Security impact my Federal Pension (CSRS Offset) CSRS-offset has got to be one of the more obscure, challenging areas of federal retirement. CSRS-offset retirees have a retirement benefit which combines CSRS and Social Security. The CSRS portion, however, will be reduced by the amount of Social Security earned while employed in CSRS-offset.

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Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension

Q&A: Tax Withholding on a FERS or CSRS Pension

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

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Q&A: TriCare and FEHB

Q&A: TriCare and FEHB Question I know FEHB has a 5-year requirement. I currently have TriCare, but want to make sure I satisfy FEHB’s 5-year rule, so I was planning to enroll in FEHB. But then I will be paying for 2 insurances. Do you think it’s worth it? Answer Your TriCare will count toward

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What's better: FEHB or Medicare?

What’s better: FEHB or Medicare?

What’s better: FEHB or Medicare? Important note:  In this article I am only referring to Medicare A, B and D; I’m not getting into the various Medicare Part C plans (known as Medicare Advantage plans. So, which is better – Medicare or FEHB? While it’s not a fair question because there are dozens of FEHB plans

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