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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How long will it be before OPM contacts me?

We began collecting the records we need to process retiree and survivor cases in June. In most instances we will be working on your case long before you actually hear from us.

The first step in the process is to collect your service history and payroll records. After we have your records we'll carefully review all your retirement coverage determinations and verify your eligibility for relief under FERCCA. Then we'll send you a copy of the information we have and ask you to review it. We'll also ask you to give us some information in order to prepare decision information for you to use. We'll ask for things like, "When do you plan to retire?", "Do you plan to elect a survivor annuity?" Next we'll prepare a personalized decision package for you and you'll be contacted by a counselor to review the information.

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