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Old 12-09-2018, 07:51 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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You can log into your account at opm.gov and see your updated amount for January 2019. Also ssa.gov has been updated for January 2019.
Thank you! I checked both and was so pleased to see the new updated amounts.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I also checked for my husband’s account, his SS will be increased and Medicare part B only goes up $1.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Pretty bummed that FERS will get a 2% increase while CSRS receives a 2.8% increase.
Are you pretty bummed that you receive Social Security credit for all your years of federal employment and CSRS retirees don't?

Are you also pretty bummed that you received matching contributions for the money you put into your TSP 401(k) account and CSRS retirees didn't?

I didn't think so.

Of course, in lieu of the above, CSRS retirees received a higher defined benefit computation on their years of service to offset not getting Social Security credit or matching contributions. Face it, FERS & CSRS are two different retirement programs. You can't just cherry pick one aspect, COLAs, and go woe is me, they get a netter COLA than I do.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Are you pretty bummed that you receive Social Security credit for all your years of federal employment and CSRS retirees don't?

Are you also pretty bummed that you received matching contributions for the money you put into your TSP 401(k) account and CSRS retirees didn't?

I didn't think so.

Of course, in lieu of the above, CSRS retirees received a higher defined benefit computation on their years of service to offset not getting Social Security credit or matching contributions. Face it, FERS & CSRS are two different retirement programs. You can't just cherry pick one aspect, COLAs, and go woe is me, they get a netter COLA than I do.
Why would they increase it differently? My military retirement, SS went up 2.8, as did husband's VA disability and SS.

Just seems weird to me.

Believe me, I am NOT COMPLAINING. Love retirement!
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Sure, he can. Moaning about how you have it worse than those who went before you is a national sport.

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You can't just cherry pick one aspect, COLAs, and go woe is me, they get a netter COLA than I do.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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Sure, he can. Moaning about how you have it worse than those who went before you is a national sport.
ha ha ha , so true
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