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Federal Benefits Matrix

Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Interim/Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Interim

Eligibility Credit/Changes Other Cost

Coverage for all permanent, eligible hires between 1/1/84 and 12/31/86 who have no previous service.  Employees hired during this period that were not eligible for CSRS were automatically transferred to FERS on 1/1/87. 

Employees hired between 1/1/84 and 12/31/86 that have prior service may be FERS or CSRS. 

See retirement decision tree. 

See information under CSRS and CSRS Offset.  Also see information under FERS. 

Deemed FERS

Employees erroneously placed in FERS either on 1/1/87 or upon rehire or conversion effective after this date, who should have been placed in CSRS, CSRS Offset or only Social Security with a 6 month opportunity to elect FERS coverage, are deemed to have elected FERS coverage. 

See information under CSRS and CSRS Offset.  Also, see information under FERS.

See information under CSRS and CSRS Offset.  Also, see information under FERS.

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