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tsdlf  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:23:09 PM(UTC)
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I got my approval letter from dis retirement about 6 weeks ago.  I am on OWCP and plan to stay on that for a while anyway because financially it is much better.  But when do I hear about the retirement again?  What if I did want to switch over?  Wondering when I'll hear and get the exact figure of what I'll be receiving...Thanks
oktoots  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:14:51 AM(UTC)
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Tsdlf, you won't hear anything from OPM as long as your approved DR case is on hold and you're still on OWCP periodic rolls. As soon as you switch over, which you do by sending a copy of your approval letter to OWCP, calling them and OPM and telling them you want to change over, you should then begin interim payments. OPM will then go on to finalize your case (which could take some months) and then you will get the figures for your annuity.
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tsdlf  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:28:46 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, I thought they would send you a letter ask which one you wanted...kind of odd but should I expect anything else?Embarrassed
oktoots  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:40:13 PM(UTC)
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It might be a good idea if you called OPM and perhaps even email or write them to ask them to put your case on hold, since you are staying on OWCP for the time being. I assumed that you had done that already. They may send you some correspondence confirming your choice.
  Do they even know you are on OWCP right now? If not, do this immediately in case OPM decides to start you on interim paymentsConfused. You don't want to be double-dipping and then have to pay them back, 'cause they are not the most organized when they are back-logged with cases.
 
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leftylouie  
#5 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:57:45 AM(UTC)
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Hi everyone...
When I received my OPM Did Retirement approval, I was on (and still am) OWCP periodic rolls.  What I did was called OPM to let them know I was collecting OWCP and my choice is to remain on periodic rolls at this point.   Then I called OWCP, told them the same, I faxed my approval letter to OWCP with a written blurb that I wish to continue on Periodic Rolls and have contacted OPM to put my retirement on hold.
I had no issues, no mix ups to date still on OWCP.

Very happy to see these approvals for everyone...it is a tough road we travel in order to be able to rest easy knowing things are in place.
Lefty
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