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I am a CSRS federal employee retiree. I retired 3 months ago

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I am a CSRS federal...
I am a CSRS federal employee retiree. I retired 3 months ago (Jan2016) with 37 years federal service and need assistance in understanding what coverage or entitlement is available to me at age 62 or later ... if any. copy/paste info from online statement:
*Retirement You have earned enough credits to qualify for benefits. At your current earnings rate, if you continue working until... your full retirement age (66 and 2 months), your payment would be about......................................... $ 784 a month age 70, your payment would be about................................................................................................. $ 1,024 a month age 62, your payment would be about................................................................................................. $ 585 a month
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does above estimate impact my current CSRS pension?
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Social Security Expert: Arthur Rubin, Tax Preparer replied 1 year ago
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Your Social Security payments (if any) do not affect your CSRS pension. WHen you receive the CSRS pension, your Social Security benefits may be reduced by up to about 50% (it's a complicated formula), but by no more than 50% of your CSRS pension. The Social Security provision is called the "Windfall Elimination Provision" (WEP), and a short summary can be found here.
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Social Security Expert: Arthur Rubin, Tax Preparer replied 1 year ago
If you are a "CSRS offset" employee, which would require that you had a break in service of between 1 and 5 years, it's the other way around. You then paid Social Security taxes, and your CSRS pension is reduced by some function your Social Security benefits.
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