Login to Check Your OPM Status Online

UPDATED:  March 29, 2021  –  Managing your retirement investments can be complicated and overwhelming. The United States Government Office of Personnel Management makes planning for your future easier with an OPM login.

The program manages both OPM retirement plans, including Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) retirement annuity. Visit RetireOnline to check the status of your claim.

Check OPM Status of your Claim

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You must be a member of either the CSRS or the FERS to access an online account at www.servicesonline.opm.gov.

Once you access your OPM login, enter your CSA or CSF claim number and password to check your status.  For assistance, claim number hints are below:

  • Retiree – Starts with “A,” ends in 0 (zero)
  • Former Spouse – Starts with “A,” ends in unique suffix
  • Surviving Spouse – Starts with “F,” ends in “W”
  • Widower – ends with “X”

To reset your RetireOnline password through the mail, you must have setup your security questions correctly. You should refrain from requesting a new password if you have already done so in the past seven days.

Benefits of RetireOnline – www.servicesonline.opm.gov

Working for the government has long been known for providing the best federal employee plans and federal pension funds. In 1920, the first Office of Personnel Management Retirement annuity program was created.

Although the specifics of the pension fund have changed through the years, it is generous payout even when compared to some of the best 401k plans.

  • Manage IRS Tax and State Income Tax Withholding
  • Manage notifications and personal information including address
  • View or Print annuity statements
  • View or Print 1099-R forms
  • Check status of claims and Pay Scale
  • Record life events – Manage benefits that change with marriage, divorce, death
  • View current annuity rates

Types of Government Retirement Group Investments

FERS – Federal Employees Retirement System:

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Retirement savings fund for those enrolled after January 1, 1987.

FERS provides pension benefits from multiple sources that include federal Benefit Plan, Social Security and Thrift Savings Plan.

If your career takes you to the private sector, your TSP and Social Security benefits will follow you. Once you retire, you may begin drawing on the annuity payments provided by the Basic Benefit Plan.

SERS – State Employees Retirement System:

Retirement savings fund for those enrolled prior to January 1, 1987.  SERS will match the annuity contributions of its member up to 10% of basic pay.

Also, members are able to utilize the Thrift Savings Plan. Furthermore, another bonus is that members do not owe social security tax, disability, or survivor tax. Note: SERS requires it members to pay Medicare tax.

Recent Cybersecurity Issues at Retire OPM.gov

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The Cyber Security Office at discovered two major data breaches at the government website. In 2015, Office of Personnel Management applicant background check information was stolen.

This included Social Security numbers for nearly 20 million retirement benefit applicants.  Lost laptops were to blame for the RetireOnline hack, not a data breach of the servers.

As a result, proactive measures are taken to insure identity management remains secure and users have full identity theft protection.

OPM RetireOnline Login Issues

Forgot your Username or Password for RetireOnline?   See reset instructions here

Contact Office of Personnel Management Services Online

To obtain updated OPM status or assistance with your online account, contact:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20415

www.servicesonline.opm.gov
(202) 606-1800

NOTE:  We are not affiliated with the this company. You should NOT contact us with any sensitive personal information.  We are merely a resource that provides information.

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  1. I currently have BCBS health insurance. Next year, I will be 65, what happens then?
    Does my Medicare come from you guys, or do I apply for it? Also what about a supplement insurance plan? Does my BCBS just stop?
    As you can see, I don’t know which way to turn.

    1. keep bcbs until you know exactly what to do. Medicare is not very good coverage. also depends on your health situation. if you start buying supplement insurances to medicare you end up paying out money for less coverage. Once you give up BCBS you can’t get it back. You have to sign up for basic Medicare at 65, its free. Then do your research. Go to your local community senior resource group if one is available.

    2. I called BCBS to apply for Medicare thru Social Security. You will show Medicare as your 1st Insurance and BCBS as the second ins. BAbe will take care of copays. The only thing I have paid for out of pocket is RX copays.

  2. I am having trouble changing my health insurance coverage from “Self and Family” to “Self Plus One.” Are there any specific instructions on how to complete this? Thanks!

  3. I need to cancel my dental insurance program. Also, I was a member of the League of Postmasters and need to know how to cancel my membership there as well.

  4. How can my mom get a copy of her widow’s pension stub? She needs to have the copy because she needs to know his gross amount.

    1. I’ve moved and changed my bank account to the town I’ve moved to. I’ll need to give you my new bank address so that my pension check will be sent to the new bank. Do you have a special form that I need to submit for this transfer ?

    1. If you have’nt applied for early retirement PLEASE don’t do it!!!! You will lose so much money!!!
      Look hard for other options !!!!! someone who deeply regrets taking the money

  5. Is the form 1099-R all I need for filing my 2017 income tax or will something else be mailed to me since I am retired & have been for almost 2 years.

  6. I’m a retired postal worker and retired military from the Air Force. I need to change my permanent address.

  7. Im in need of a copy of my 2016 1099. In addition, information on requesting lost savings bonds would be helpful

  8. When will I receive my Medicare Care? Will it be the first of the Month of my Birthday this year when I turn sixty-five (65)? I am hearing so many things and just need clarification. Thank you.

  9. Hello – my father recently passed away and was retired FAA, I need to do his taxes for last year, how do I get his 1099-R ?

  10. I need a copy of my CSRS, FEGHI, and VOLI beneficiary forms. Where do I get these?

  11. My first interim payment had federal income tax withheld. My next payment did not have anything withheld. I did not make any changes so can you tell me why nothing was withheld?

  12. I am a retired postal service employee under cival service retirement system. I believe through reading about publication 721, I was taxed during my years of employment into the retirement system and I see I have been taxed again on my monthly annuity. The Federal Income Tax ( the Simplified General Rule) I am supposed to have a certain amount tax-free. I need to know how to file a claim or amended claim for my tax-free funds. I need some assistance with this claim!

  13. I was just told that they compute your retirement not from High Three but just the past three years of employment. Meaning I am retiring in August and they look back three years not on the entire year but the partial year (August thru Dec) any give you only the money earned from August to Dec.
    What happened to the other 7 Months of income?

  14. Need a form to change my beneficiary on my retirement from Department of Defense insurance. where I can request the form

  15. I am a retired government employee from General Services Administration. I have health insurance coverage. Can you please tell me who is covering my vision and dental insurance? I want to cancel my health insurance but not the dental and vision coverage. Who do I call to cancel my health insurance but not my dental and vision insurance? I wish to still keep that part only.

    Also I wish to reset my email password please. How do I do that. Thank you for all your help.

  16. I retired August 31 2018 from IRS, And I have been given an interim checks they said it will take 11 weeks before everything is settle in the mean time my bills are getting behind why does it take so long.

  17. I am a retired federal employee who is enrolled in a Kaiser self and family health plan. In order to save the cost of the 2019 health plan I would like to change my plAn to self only and enroll my wife into the Kaiser senior health advantage plan. My question is if in the future the kaiser health plan ceases, or we become unhappy with it, can I change back to the self and family plan for her to be covered?

  18. I am trying to cancel my health insurance with blue shield. Have filled out the form but it is still active. Filled them out a few weeks ago. I have bought insurance from usaa to go with my Medicare.

  19. I need to adjust the monthly amount deducted for IRS to prevent having to pay back every year. I would like to just break even with them if at all possible.

    Thank you.

  20. Did not receive Statement of Annuity Paid for my 2018 tax statement. Need this form to complete my 2018 income tax file.

  21. I need a copy of the 1099 Statement of benfits for income tax preparation. The original must have been lost.

  22. I am going on medicare on march 1st. I need fed blue dropped so I can afford medicare B. I want to use Tricare for backup and was told to call 888-767-6738 by Blue Cross. Every time I call, I get busy signal or on hold for 20 min.

  23. I am retired CSRS employee and was wanting to know if I applied for Social Security benefits would it offset my retire check dollar for dollar or not?

  24. Where/when do I get my claim number? I cannot locate a claim # on any of my retirement paperwork – will it be provided to me, and if so, when might I expect to receive it?

  25. I don’t know if I have the right place but to date I have not received any cards or anything from my Benefeds agencies. I joined both the dental and eye agency in Dec 2018. Will I be getting cards as proof of belonging and who can I go to, etc.

  26. I need to know how much life insurance I have, and if there are any options to receive any of it to pay current medical bills and to pay in advance for funeral. I am on hospice and need information to prepare for my death.

  27. I would like to change my health insurance premiums to direct pay. In January I faxed my CSA #, Bank Routing # and Account #.

  28. I turn 65 in June and I’m trying to figure out what I need to do to get a automatic payment set up going to Medicare from my retired pay.

  29. I am trying to contact the department in reference to my 199R that would reflect the money that I received from my 401K after retiring in August, for tax purposes to retain, so that my CPA can complete my taxes for 2018. I have tried online with my CSA and password, but it doesn’t work. I requested to change the password, and was sent a message stating that it was sent to my email account, however, it was never received. I am in need of my 1099R that reflects my 401K. Thank you in advance.

  30. My spouse passed. How do I get in touch with anybody? I selected a reduced annuity with partial survivor benefits for my spouse and now I’m wondering if this has an impact on what I’m currently receiving.

  31. Important. how far back can you check on the computer or were ever, of Notice of Annuity Adjustment form RI 20-53 (Rev. (12/17) I need anything before 2000.

  32. I need to change my Kaiser Permanente health insurance from Northern California to Georgia. I have tried everything that I have been told to do. I have been in Georgia for 5 months.

  33. I need a change of beneficiary form . I notice this is a common request . Can you direct me to whatever source I need to get this form?

  34. I’ll be 62 soon. How do I go about applying for postal retirement? I’m currently on disability so I don’t have a reporting office.

  35. I recently remarried, and have changed my last name. How do I make this change so that my records and documents shows the update of the new name.

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