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Benefits Guidebook for Separating Federal Employees

Benefits Guidebook for Separating Federal Employees


Federal employees who leave Government service and are not eligible for retirement must have complete and accurate information regarding their benefits.  This book represents a comprehensive summary of the disposition of their benefits and the options they have to continue, modify, or convert those benefits when they separate.  It outlines policies, procedures, and processes relating to annual and sick leave balances, continuing health and life insurance coverage, and retirement contributions.  It includes a review of the Thrift Savings Plan withdrawal options, an overview of Social Security benefits, eligibility requirements for severance pay and basic information on how to apply for unemployment compensation.  Also, it provides information on what happens to these benefits when an employee returns to Federal employment.

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