How can I get an estimate of my VRS disability retirement benefits?

Some members of VRS are able to access a disability retirement benefits estimate through myVRS, an online system offered by the Virginia Retirement System. The myVRS online system is available to active members covered under the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), including teachers, state employees and employees of political subdivisions that participate in VRS; special benefits for local law enforcement officers and full-time firefighters (LEOS/FIRE);…


ANNOUNCING . . . General Assembly Passes Bills Affecting the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

During the 2016 session of the General Assembly, several bills passed that affect the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  Some of the bills include: House Bill 665 Creates the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform in the legislative branch to study and make recommendations relating to the financial soundness of retirement plans covering state and…


Did You Know Your Student Loans Can Be Discharged If You Are Permanently Disabled?

This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new process to identify and assist federal student loan borrowers with disabilities who may be eligible for a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) loan discharge. A Federal law, The Higher Education Act, allows borrowers who are totally and permanently disabled to discharge their student loans. Under…


You Can Check Your Social Security Statement Instantly!

In case you missed it, yesterday was “Check Your Statement Day” one of the days during National my Social Security Week and Financial Literacy Month. To get serious about planning for your financial future, you should open a my Social Security account. What’s a my Social Security account? It’s a free, secure, online account that allows you immediate access to your…


Want to be an Administrative Law Judge–Better Act Quickly!

The United States Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is accepting new applicants for the Administrative Law Judge Examination. But if you are interested in becoming an ALJ, you must act quickly as the vacancy announcement closes Friday, April 8, 2016. The announcement explains: “This examination announcement is being opened so that the current…