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Support center / Learn more about interim retirement pay

Learn more about interim retirement pay

FAQs and answers about interim pay during federal retirement application processing.

Questions and answers

We only withhold federal income tax. You may find that the federal income taxes withheld from your first interim payment will be higher than the federal tax withholdings from your subsequent interim payments and regular annuity. This is because we sometimes make necessary tax withholding adjustments when we finish processing your retirement application.

When we finish processing your retirement application, we'll begin withholding health benefits and life insurance premiums retroactive to the start date of your annuity.

Yes, your health benefits and life insurance benefits coverage will continue while you're receiving interim pay.

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