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  • In the previous post , we provided a basic overview of both the Civil Service Retirement System (“CSRS”) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (“FERS”). The post addressed the CSRS and FERS eligibility requirements, benefit formulas, annuity types, ...

  • The federal government has two defined benefit plans, the Civil Service Retirement System (“CSRS”) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (“FERS”). Federal employees may participate in either CSRS or FERS, in addition to the Thrift Savings Plan ...

  • The Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 (“RRA”) established a retirement plan for eligible railroad workers based on their years of creditable service and earnings. Although the plan benefits consist of several parts, such as tier I, tier II, vested dual ...

  • Qualified domestic relations and similar orders frequently create confusion for divorce practitioners. The reasons for this are many, but the confusion commonly stems from the reconciliation of state and federal law, that QDROs are financially intensive, ...

  • A model QDRO is a document created by plan administrators to provide sample, non-exhaustive, plan specific language that can be used to prepare a QDRO. If a model QDRO is available, use of the template should not substitute for your knowledge of the plan’s ...