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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-20-2017
08:16 PM ET (US)
Most people think working for the post office is so great. If only they knew about the nightmares.My husaband asked me soon after we got married why I never tried to get him to apply for a job at the post office. I told him it was a horrible place to work and knew he wouldn't want to deal with the garbage. About a month later the nrp hit my area and I've been fighting since. What a wedding present. If it wasn't for the knowledge of people like you and Jesse and some others many of us going thru these things wouldn't have a clue. I am so grateful for all the help you've given to me and so many orhers on these forums. You too Jesse if you're on here. You two are a godsend.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-20-2017
02:09 PM ET (US)
Rivkah-
They also ended my creditable service the day I stopped working, I showed them in the law where all of my OWCP time up to the day they retired me should be creditable.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-20-2017
02:06 PM ET (US)
Rivkah-
They must have me on low priority because I am collecting OWCP benefits. It took them almost 2 years to recognize the error and the finally told me about 5 months ago I would be getting a new retirement booklet...still waiting...
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-19-2017
04:20 PM ET (US)
Thanks Snowed. How long have you been waiting?
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-19-2017
09:28 AM ET (US)
Rivkah-
I contacted OPM by email and asked for a correction. As soon as you get your CSA number email them and inquire about the enhanced portion of your annuity estimate.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-19-2017
09:22 AM ET (US)
Rivkah-
I actually had to have mine corrected. I’m still waiting for my corrected statement. https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/pu...ers/2004/04-105.pdf
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-18-2017
05:29 AM ET (US)
Snowed I'm certain that wasn't in the annuity estimate I got on lite blue. Will OPM calculate that? How can I make sure it's done correctly? I have every paystub. Where can I find more info? I'm waiting for my retirement papers and am retiring as of November 30.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2017
08:27 PM ET (US)
Rivkah-
Yes you do qualify. The 1% is supposed to make up for lost TSP and SS credits.
13136
RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2017
12:02 PM ET (US)
Snowed I've been getting part day iod since 1999.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2017
12:00 PM ET (US)
Snowed

How does the extra 1% work? Do I qualify working part day and part day iod?
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-17-2017
08:53 AM ET (US)
Silvester-
Just in case I was not clear. Each year you remain on the rolls of the USPS and still collecting OWCP, your current salary on your PS50 is used as your salary for retirement calculations. You also get 1% added to each year of creditable service you were on OWCP(while still on the USPS rolls). So there will come a time when retiring may be more beneficial to you than OWCP. You have to weigh out the option as the years go by.
Edited 11-17-2017 09:12 AM
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-15-2017
09:44 PM ET (US)
Silvester-
   I retired DR because I didn't want to be hassled anymore by the USPS. If they are not bothering you then why retire? Your high three continues to increase while you are on the USPS rolls plus you get an extra 1% enhanced annuity for each year you are collecting OWCP and still on the USPS rolls.
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silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
11-15-2017
12:54 PM ET (US)
Good afternoon. Been on OWCP for 16 years. Still employeed with usps, have never been back to work since original injury. Rate of pay is so much lower than my salary would be if back to work. Got about 12 years to retire. Still disabled. I dont know much about retirement. Wondering if its better to wait to retire of go out now on DR? Opinions please?
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
09:41 PM ET (US)
Rivkah-
Yes you can collect both from what I read.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
07:22 PM ET (US)
Snowed When I got my retirement estimate on liteblue it showed how much the supplement will be. I did submit my application for ssdi and dropped a bunch of medical documentation at the ss office. The most recent issue of Fed Week had an article about ssdi and the fers supplement. It said you can collect both. I will make a decision in the next few weeks about retirement and will definitely call shared services and possibly opm. I believe the union also has someone that can answer questions and possibly help with the process.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
01:17 PM ET (US)
I would call Shared Services to clarify/confirm all that though.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
01:17 PM ET (US)
https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/fe...=Annuity-Supplement
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
01:11 PM ET (US)
Also, from what I am reading if your retirement is disability then no supplement :( https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/pu...s-handbook/c051.pdf
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
01:05 PM ET (US)
postman99-
Thank you. fact checking is good. Yes she can retire DR and there is a benefit that a person even though receiving regular annuity, because it is DR can collect from the last day in a pay status. plus eligibility for COLAS
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
11-02-2017
07:51 AM ET (US)
Snowed. Thank you again for your help and compassion. I definitely understand the need for a break. Many of the more experienced people who were on here are not any more. It is exhausting. You are dealing with your own battles and health issues and still helping others. I am grateful for all you do.
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