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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
01:32 AM ET (US)
Congratulations D & C on your move. You won't regret it. Have a good life, and enjoy many years of retirement. :)
DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
07:49 PM ET (US)
/m27295 Cali, it was a nine month wait from when I sent my money in. I was undecided about retiring until I got the call from NALCrest. I am glad I have several months to prepare for the move.
Stoopid GoobersPerson was signed in when posted
07:42 PM ET (US)
/m27294 Your Medicare premium will go up because you're getting a 2% COLA. This means you are able to pay the full Medicare premium of $134 since your SS COLA will be more than $25 you are not being harmed by paying the full premium. Held harmless rule means they can't increase your Medicare premium more than your SS Cola.
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
06:41 PM ET (US)
Cali: The longest wait in the world, is waiting for someone to die. For many reasons, some bad and some well-intended.
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
06:40 PM ET (US)
/m27295 Cali: Only God knows the answer to that. Used to be, a Lung Cancer patient only had 90 days to 1 year to live. Without treatment...? Who can say? A friend of my (deceased) brother's lives in Las Vegas. He was DX'ed with Lung Cancer and given 1 year to live, about 10 years ago. His own Doctors sent him home to die. His wife divorced him, took the house, etc. (a real heartwarming American story there), and he moved to Vegas to be close to the Mexican border. He's been going to a Mexican nutritional Doctor in Mexico, eating a bizarre diet of mostly veggies & fruits, chopped in a blender. He is now Hale & Hearty, over 70 years old and in better health than he has been in years. Really - who can say?
Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
06:35 PM ET (US)
/m27294 About myself, and people like me - who are NOT "Held Harmless" - I am CSRS, I have Medicare, and since I do not qualify for Social Security annuity, I pay $134/mo. out of pocket for Medicare....about US? NO RAISE in premium? That's what I glean from your comment. Please advise.
Cali to ColoPerson was signed in when posted
05:43 PM ET (US)
/m27291 Dazed, How long was your wait? My elderly mom is keeping me here in Northern Colo.

One doctor recently gave her one more year of life. Kaiser predicted she'd die maybe 15 years ago. She thinks she will live four more years. She is a former smoker, but we think a melanoma on her back caused a probable cancerous tumor in her lungs. She's opted for no biopsy or treatment.
Edited 11-18-2017 05:44 PM
LCTPerson was signed in when posted
03:38 PM ET (US)
Anyone getting the numbers below:

                  Many Medicare recipients should be prepared to pay more for their doctor's visits and other outpatient care next year.

For the 70 percent of Medicare Part B enrollees who currently pay a lower monthly premium due to a "hold harmless" legal provision, their monthly cost will rise by as much as $25 to $134, from the 2017 average of $109, according to information released Friday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The standard monthly premium for Part B will remain unchanged at $134.
XingPerson was signed in when posted
03:12 PM ET (US)
/m27292 I think this was discussed here before and the consensus was it was not true. I retired CSRS so I don't know.
MadmanPerson was signed in when posted
02:19 PM ET (US)
Thanks everyone. Another question from the Rosanne Jefferson retirement links on here....she is saying you have to work till the last day of the month you become eligible to receive the special supplement. Not seeing that anywhere else. Any thoughts from anyone? I wasn't going to stay past the third week, since I become eligible earlier in the month.
DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
05:35 PM ET (US)
/m27290 RIKSNY, thanks! As a single man it is the perfect size for me. I will concentrate on health and fitness and leave politics behind - THANK GOD! I have had a very tough time deciding to retire, but when they called I made my decision right then. There are a lot of activities there so I will substitute that for work. I will be buying all new furniture and a 65" TV. Making a decision sort of clears your mind, it throws one into a planning mode.
Edited 11-17-2017 05:36 PM
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
05:06 PM ET (US)
/m27289 Congratulations, you have earned it.
DazedandConfusedPerson was signed in when posted
04:37 PM ET (US)
Just got the word that I am moving to NALCrest March 15. Perfect situation for me - no maintenance and half way between my 2 daughters. Yes, I am finally going to retire after 52.5 years. I should have over $2,500 disposable income after all regular bills and food.
X-stewPerson was signed in when posted
01:12 PM ET (US)
/m27284 Fraid not. But not to worry because all retirees went through that uncertainty and got to paradise so you will too.

/m27286 You decide when to go, not them. If FERS, go by end of a month. And if CSRS, go up to the 3rd of that next month.
XingPerson was signed in when posted
12:36 PM ET (US)
Seems like I got some kind of notification, because I felt it was set to get the going away money and called in FMLA the last two weeks. That was at the end of '12 tho, so I don't remember real clear.
K-ManPerson was signed in when posted
12:24 PM ET (US)
How do you know it's been worked and it's okay to leave on your date?
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