Senator Casey on cuts to federal employee retirement benefits

From: Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. <senator@casey.senate.gov> Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 3:48 pm Dear Mr. Zelznick: Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding cuts to federal employee retirement benefits. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. On May 23, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Trump’s…

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New Medicare cards are coming

Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Things to know about your new Medicare card Your new card will automatically come to you. You…

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2018 VERA “Steps At-a-Glance” provided by USPS

The VER process requires very careful thinking on the part of eligible employees. To help you make an informed decision, please review the following quick steps and important dates. Use this summary of the instructions spelled out in the VER Offer Letter in conjunction with the annuity estimate and any other forms in the VER…

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How Effective is USPS in Processing Disability Retirement Applications?

Project Title: Postal Service’s Disability Retirement Application Process Start Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: May 2018 Disability retirement is a benefit intended for Postal Service employees who are unable to complete a normal career due to illness or injury. Postal Service employees must meet statutory and administrative requirements to apply for…

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Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) information

The Jane Doe VER Kit is an example of what eligible employees will receive this week. The NALC VER Retirement Counseling Settlement in 2013 is important because VER retirement counseling before the irrevocable date is difficult to get. Retirement counseling hasn’t improved since then. In normal times it takes 45 days to get an appointment….

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Q & As on Benefits, Pay, and Leave Under VERA updated January 2018

Updated January 2018 The date above indicates the date that this document was reviewed and updated. Whenever this document is updated, every FAQ is reviewed, but not every FAQ requires a change. NOTE: For more information related to any questions and answers presented in this document, you should review the VIDEO segments in the Retirement…

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