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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How does the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) process my claim?

OPM takes the following steps to process your claim for retirement benefits.

  • Obtains missing information from your retirement documents;
  • Determines your eligibility for an annuity and continued health and life insurance coverages;
  • Computes the amount of your annuity;
  • Sends you materials concerning:
  • Authorizes your annuity payment by the Department of the Treasury; and
  • Sends you an annuity statement.

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