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FERS vs CSRS

FERS vs CSRS

CSRS was the old retirement system retired in 1984. CSRS is pension only while FERS is the pension, SS, and the TSP match.

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FERS Pyramid

FERS Pyramid

In the last video I alluded to this concept of the FERS pyramid. It is so named because each part has a different role to play in retirement.

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Primary to Secondary

Primary to Secondary

If you are and SCE employee and you move from a primary position to a secondary one, how does that affect your SCE benefits?

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Different FERS Deductions

Different FERS Deductions

I have some information for you: you do actually pay for your FERS annuity or pension.

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Unused Sick Leave

Unused Sick Leave

Since January of 2014, FERS employees receive 100% credit for their unused sick leave to their retirement. This means that you could use the sick leave to get more in retirement.

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Death Benefit Retirement

Death Benefit Retirement

What happens to your pension if you were to pass away before retirement? Find out here.

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Government Re Employment

Government Re Employment

Lets just say that you retire and miss working for the government so much, that you decide you want to go back. How does that affect your annuity?

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Disability Retirement Part 1

Disability Retirement Part 1

If you have worked 18 months or more in the government and then become disabled, you are eligible for disability retirement.

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Disability Retirement Part 2

Disability Retirement Part 2

How much will you be expected to receive when receiving disability retirement?

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Divorce & FERS

Divorce & FERS

There is a common misconception that somehow federal law automatically grants a portion of your FERS benefits to a former spouse.

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TSP Loans

TSP Loans

One way to access your funds before retirement is a TSP loan. There are two types: residential and general purpose.

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FEGLI

FEGLI

FEGLI is another insurance that you can carry into retirement. There are four different options for coverage.

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TSP Modernization Act

TSP Modernization Act

In an early video, I explained the restrictions when it comes to withdrawing your TSP in retirement, even if you have reached age 60.

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