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New Benefits: Good News, Bad News

Millions of current and former federal workers will benefit from the benefit changes effective with the new Defense Authorization Act, but many millions more will be left out in the cold because they left government before the bill became law. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , transitioning to retirement , CSRS , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 04:00am EST

New Benefits: What's In It For You?

The Defense Authorization Act the President will sign today has something for everybody in government, as well as many former feds and retirees. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for a top-to-bottom what's-in-it-for-you review.

Tags: P&B , defense authorization , Defense Authorization Bill , FERS flu , locality pay , High-3 , Mike Causey , Necco Wafers , NSPS

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 04:00am EDT

A $250 Shot for Retired Feds

Good news, bad news. The bad is that federal and military retirees will not be getting a cost of living adjustment next January. This is the first non-COLA in decades. But the good news is that it looks like the retirees will be included in a one-time $250 payment that's going to Social Security recipients. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells all.

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Friday - 10/16/2009, 04:00am EDT

Protection From Medicare Price Hike?

Federal and postal retirees and people who get Social Security benefits who were facing an increase in Medicare premiums next year may be off the hook. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the good, but complicated, news.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , Medicare ,

Monday - 09/28/2009, 04:00am EDT

Pay Raise: No Thanks!

Federal pay raises and retiree cost of living adjustments are welcomed by many if not most of the recipients. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says "many" and "most" doesn't take in a fair number of people.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , pay raise , FERS flu

Friday - 09/18/2009, 04:00am EDT

A One-Shot, $150 Payment?

Many, but not all, federal and postal retirees would get a one-shot $150 payment next year in lieu of a cost of living adjustment. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains who, what, when, where and why.

Tags: P&B , Carolyn McCarthy , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 04:00am EDT

Deflation Blues

Millions of Americans are suffering from the deflation blues and that's having a major impact on employees at the Social Security administration. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what happens when retirees get a no-cal COLA.

Tags: P&B , buyout , Mike Causey , bacon

Monday - 08/31/2009, 04:00am EDT

Zero COLA For Retirees

A lot of people who get Social Security benefits are just learning that they will not be getting a cost of living adjustment next January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey knows why they surprised and you are not.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , Feds Feed Families , OPM , John Berry

Wednesday - 08/26/2009, 04:00am EDT
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