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  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: I retired under CSRS in 2009 at age 55. I currently receive social security benefit of $120/month. I plan on signing up for Medicare A&B in 2019. My income is such that I would qualify for the lowest Part B premium. Will it be possible to have my Medicare premium withheld from my Social Security benefit? And if so, will the SS benefit be adequate to pay for Medicare in perpetuity? View More

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: My wife is retired CSRS and receives a federal pension. I am nearing retirement under FERS and will be eligible for Social Security. Due to the government pension offset, my wife will not receive any spousal benefit from my Social Security. My question is, if my wife goes back to work and obtains the 40 quarters required, does that qualify her for Social Security? View More


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