Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

Monday - 5/23/2011, 9:37pm EDT

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May 23, 2011 -- Host Bob Leins will talk about federal benefits with NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall.

Braunstein and Marshall are federal benefits experts in FERS, CSRS, FERCCA, Social Security, TSP and LTC.

This is the first in a series of quarterly programs discussing unique federal benefits issues.

Topics include:

  • Social Security - can surviving spouses also collect their own social security benefits, if they are currently receiving SS based on deceased spouse's work record?
  • TSP - Do TSP contributions lower social security taxable income and how much does that affect a future SS benefit?
  • Medicare - if I cancel my Medicare Part B, will I have to pay a penalty to re-enroll?
  • Under CSRS, is there any benefit of continuing service beyond 41 years and 11 months?

Email us or call the show live at (202) 465-3080 to have your questions answered by the experts.