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Benefits Officers Center Aids

Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA)

Benefits Administration Letters (BAL) provide guidance to agencies on various aspects of Federal benefits administration. The following list of BALs are specific to the processing of FERCCA cases. Click here to view additional BALs.

Benefits Administration Letters
BAL NumberDateSubject
10-104 05/25/2010 Preparing Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA) Decision Packages
Appendix I: Erroneous CSRS Coverage Employee Belongs in FERS: Election Between CSRS Offset and FERS
Appendix II: Erroneous CSRS Offset Coverage Employee Belongs in FERS: Election Between CSRS Offset and FERS
Appendix III: Erroneous CSRS Coverage Employee Belongs in Social Security Only: Election Between CSRS Offset and Social Security Only
Appendix IV: Erroneous CSRS Offset Coverage Employee Belongs in Social Security Only: Election Between CSRS Offset and Social Security Only
Appendix V: Erroneous FERS Coverage Employee Belongs in CSRS: Election Between FERS or CSRS
Appendix VI: Erroneous FERS Employee Belongs in CSRS Offset: Election Between FERS or CSRS Offset
Appendix VII: Erroneous FERS Employee Belongs in Social Security Only: Election Between FERS or Social Security Only
Appendix A: Actuarial Charts for Actuarial Reductions
05-103 03/17/05 Retirement Coverage Error Correction: Correction of Errors that Provide an Election
Attachment 1 - Common Retirement Plans and Corresponding Code
Attachment 2 - Examples of Distribution of Employee Contributions Between Retirement and Social Security
Attachment 3 - Monies Paid to the Civil Service Retirement & Disability Fund
Attachment 4 - Examples of the amounts agencies must pay for TSP for employees who are erroneously in CSRS or CSRS Offset but belong in FERS and who elect FERS coverage.
Attachment 5 - Sample Letter Notifying Former Agency of Social Security Earnings Correction Needed
Attachment 6 - Sample Letter Notifying Employee of Time Limit Waiver
Attachment 7 - Sample Letter Denying Waiver of Time Limit
Attachment 8 - Annual Elective Defferal Limits(1987 through 2005)

05-102

02/28/2005

Revised Present Value Factors and Discount Factors
04-108 12/22/04 Making Eligibility Determinations Under The Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA)
Attachment 1 - FERCCA Determination Eligibility Worksheet
Attachment 2 - Sample Letters
Attachment 3 - FERCCA Out-of-Pocket Guidelines
04-107 12/22/04 Required Agency Actions for Retirement Coverage Error Corrections
Attachment 1 Common Retirement Plans and Corresponding Codes
04-106 12/22/04 Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Correction Act (FERCCA): Agency Administrative Issues - Frequently Asked Questions
Attachment 1: Sample Letter - Notice Of The Right To Request A Waiver Of The Election Time Limit
Attachment 2: Sample Letter - Denial Of Waiver
03-104 04/15/03 Retirement Coverage Error Correction: Correction of Errors that do not Provide an Election
Attachment A - Common Retirement Plans & Corresponding Codes
Attachment B - Examples of Distribution of Monies Between Retirement & Social Security

02-310

05/14/2002

FERCCA - Corrections of Erroneous FERS Coverage Lasting Less Than 3 Years
Attachment

02-304

02/06/2002

CSRS Withholdings for CSRS-Offset Employees Who Are HB-PC Participants
02-103 05/07/02 Retirement Coverage Error Correction: Erroneous FERS Coverage in Effect for Less than 3 Years
Attachment 1 - Correcting Erroneous FERS Coverage
Attachment 2 - Model Notice of Error Subject to Correction under FERCCA
Attachment 3 - Model Notice of the Opportunity to Decline FERS Coverage
Attachment 4 - Thrift Savings Plan Correction Instructions
Attachment 5 - Employee Decision Guide - Should be CSRS instead of FERS
Attachment 6 - Employee Decision Guide - Should be CSRS Offset instead of FERS

01-107

06/19/2001

Firefighter Pay Reform Act, PL 105-277, Attachment C - Correcting Retirement Records for Previous Employees
Attachment
00-114 12/13/00 FERCCA Implementation
Attachment
00-113 11/3/00 Correcting Retirement Coverage Errors
Attachment
00-111 09/29/00 Status on Retirement Coverage Error Corrections Legislation
Attachment
00-110 07/28/00 Status on Retirement Coverage Error Corrections Legislation
Attachment

00-108

06/02/2000

Change in Procedures for Retirement Coverage Errors Resulting from the Conner v. Office of Personnel Management Decision

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