Phased retirement – the bottom line

July 1, 2013 — This week on For Your Benefit, co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss Flanagan’s article in GovExec magazine, on phased retirement.

The article generated a significant number of emailed questions that Tammy discusses.

Topics include:

  • Who’s eligible for phased retirement?
  • How do I apply for phased retirement?
  • What happens to my annuity during phased retirement?
  • What happens to my annuity once I fully retire?

In the last third of the show Leins and Flanagan also discuss the effect of last week’s Supreme Court rulings on the ability of legally married same-sex couples, at least one of whom works for the federal government, to now report a status change in their eligibility for employee benefits.