About the Retirees Department

The APWU Retirees Department is the voice of retired APWU members — within the union and on Capitol Hill.

Second Round of Payments for Post Plan Staffing

Retirees, the second-round distribution of the Post Plan Payout will only be made to payees who received a payment on the first round of distribution. Please contact your last office of record (as early as possible) and alert management that you are expecting a check so that they do not return your check:  Post Plan Payout 
 
Post Plan PMR/PSE 818 Violation Remedy Payments Scheduled for April 30, 2021

The second and final round of payments for the Post Plan PMR/PSE Usage Remedy have been scheduled to be paid starting on the paycheck dated April 30, 2021. The remedy amounts as identified by the APWU will be included on current employee paychecks. Those individuals who are no longer working for the Postal Service will have a check mailed to the last office of record. The payment will be annotated on the bottom of your payroll stub as a grievance settlement. Because the payments are being manually inputted by the Postal Service, the payment process may not be completed until June 25, 2021. Do not contact the Union prior to June 26, 2021 and you MUST, if you are a current employee provide the Union with a copy of every paystub dating from April 30, 2021-June 25, 2021 (no exceptions).

Retirees please contact your last office of record (as early as possible) and alert management that you are expecting a check so that they do not return your check.

We cannot individually research 12,000 employees. Have local management contact HQ Labor Relations in the event you do not received your check by June 25, 2021. The second-round distribution will only be made payees who received a payment on the first round of distribution. Monies were held back from the initial round of payments to allow for any errors made in the initial round of distribution.
 

Retiree Q&A Center

If you have any questions about when to retire from the USPS or questions about what retirement benefits you are owed from your time as a postal employee, please email RetireeQandA@apwu.org.

APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

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High Option and Consumer Driven Option members pay nothing for colorectal cancer screenings when visiting an In-Network provider. If a surgical procedure is needed, regular plan benefits apply.

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