NARFE - Chapter 1137
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Service Officer NARFE Florida, Inc

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Contacting The Retirement Information Office at OPM.

          1-888-767-6738 is used to discuss a variety of transactions affecting benefits such as asking for forms you need, requesting information, or reporting a death. It is answered by an automated answering system, which will guide you through a menu of topics annuitants call about most frequently. Between the hours of 7:30 AM and 7:45 PM eastern, Monday through Friday you will be given the opportunity to talk to a customer service specialist.

          Sometimes, especially during normal duty hours, it takes perseverance to get beyond a busy signal. Rapidly hanging up and redialing usually proves successful. After the number is answered, it may take a while for a customer service specialist to respond.

Contact the Thrift Savings Plan Office at 1-877-968-3778.

Contact The Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.

Call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.

Contact The Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000.

Contact the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) to report the death of a Military Retiree or Annuitant call 1-800-321-1080.

John R. Ledman, Service Officer NARFE Florida, Inc. 321-639-8972 321 irl@bellsouth.net

USEFUL LINKS:

OPM Retirement Information and Services - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.aspx

OPM Retirement Info Center (Late News) - http://www.opm.gov/Bloqs/Retire/index.aspx

Death Benefits:

Reporting a Death: http://www.opm.gov/retire/annuity/death/index.asp

Death Benefits: http://www.opm.gov/retire/fag/post/fag4.asp

Pre-retirement Planning: http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/planninq/index.asp

CSRS Retirement Eligibility - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/csrs/eligibilitv.asp

FERS Retirement Eligibility - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/fers/eligibilitv.asp

Five Years Before Retirement - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/planning/fivevears.asp

One Year before Retirement - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/planning/onevear.asp

Less Than One Year Before Retirement - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/planning/lessthanone.asp

Applying For Retirement - http://www.opm.gov/retire/pre/planning/applv.asp

Research Missing Members:

Social Security Death Index: http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/

Switchboard White Pages:http://switchboard.intelius.com/?PHPSESSID=a3fac35926f67438ccb1a6b29945143b

You may have a favorite that works just as well. This one also has the option of searching public records.

You may also be able to search property records for the area(s) where the member might be. For example, this is the site for Brevard County Florida: http://brevardpr0perfyappraiser.com/asp/rea3rd.asp

NARFE Florida, Inc. John R. Ledman Service Officer