Federal employees and their spouses should be aware of the special rules governing federal retirement benefits while negotiating the terms of their divorce.
Former federal employees who retire prior to reaching the minimum retirement age or required length of service and withdraw from their retirement contributions based on misinformation can potentially redeposit their retirement contributions.
The following five questions identify a few of the initial considerations that federal employees should examine when determining whether they should pursue OPM disability retirement.
Federal employees considering disability retirement should seek legal advice early to avoid potential mistakes.
Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA)
Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA) errors can arise when a federal employee experiences a break in service, especially during the mid-1980s when the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS) plan was created.
MSPB Retirement Appeals
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently held that when the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) fails to issue a final appealable decision, engaging in substantial delays, the MSPB may be able to hear the appeal on the merits without waiting for a formal decision from OPM.