NARFE - Chapter 1137
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Service Officer NARFE Florida, Inc


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


OPM Retirement Information and Services -

OPM Retirement Info Center (Late News) -

Death Benefits:

Reporting a Death:

Death Benefits:

Pre-retirement Planning:

CSRS Retirement Eligibility -

FERS Retirement Eligibility -

Five Years Before Retirement -

One Year before Retirement -

Less Than One Year Before Retirement -

Applying For Retirement -

Research Missing Members:

Social Security Death Index:

Switchboard White Pages:

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:

NARFE Florida, Inc. John R. Ledman Service Officer