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


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:


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


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

(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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