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FPPA Verification of Eligibility (VOE)

For FPPA members currently receiving disability or survivor benefits.

The FPPA Verification of Eligibility (VOE) is an annual audit to ensure your continuing eligibility.


Gathering and reviewing your VOE information is a perfect time to register for the FPPA Member Account Portal (MAP).

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MAP provides FPPA Members 24/7 access to their pension benefit information online in a safe and secure environment. Once registered on MAP you will have access to:

My Profile

  • View and update phone numbers and email addresses
  • View and update communication preferences for Optional and Required correspondence
  • View beneficiary designation
  • View and update contact information
Retirement Accounts
  • View account details
  • Change mailing option for monthly benefit deposit advices 
  • View and print payment details
Tax Information
  • View and print annual IRS 1099-R details
  • View and print Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) statements
  • View and estimate tax withholdings

The annual VOE begins in July

Key dates to keep in mind:

  • Early July: VOE packets will go out. If you have an email address on file with FPPA, you will receive your VOE packet via email. Otherwise, your packet will be sent via regular mail to your home address
  • Mid-July: If you haven’t received a packet by this time, please contact us
  • October 31st: deadline to submit all required documentation

Important updates for 2020:
  • For the 2020 VOE, your signature on the Verification of Eligibility form does not require a notary signature
  • FPPA conducts random audits of the information you provide. If selected, you may be required to provide your tax return documentation, or complete the IRS Form 4506-T if you are not required to file a tax return. You do not have to provide your tax return documentation or complete the IRS Form 4506-T unless directed by FPPA

Update your information:
  • Click here to be directed to MAP to update your address and email online; or
  • Click here to download the Change of Address Form (this form can be used to update both your mailing address and email address)


VOE Forms

  • IRS Form 4506-T: you may be asked to provide additional tax documentation to verify the information on your VOE form. If tax return information is requested and you are NOT required to file taxes in 2019, complete boxes 1-4 as applicable, sign and date the form and return it to the IRS. Once you receive the tax transcript from the IRS, send a copy to FPPA.
  • FPPA VOE forms: Below you'll find links to current Verification of Eligibility forms. Please only complete the form referenced in your notice letter. If you are unsure which form to complete, contact FPPA at the phone number or email below.


Need additional information?

Questions? Email annualVOE@fppaco.org, or call the dedicated VOE voicemail at (303) 770-3772, extension 5300


Frequently asked questions regarding the FPPA VOE audit:

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Yes. Even if no information has changed, the VOE form will need to be completed. A copy of your Federal Tax Return is not required at this time.
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Yes. All questions should be answered completely and accurately.
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Please insert Not Applicable (NA) in that field. An FPPA employee may contact you by phone or in writing to verify or expand on your information. You will not be considered in compliance until FPPA receives all information being requested.
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Yes. FPPA conducts random audits of the information you provide. FPPA has legal authority to request tax documents in order to help make this eligibility determination. In addition, if a disability retiree has filed a joint tax return, we are legally able to request the W-2s and 1099s from the disability retiree’s spouse. This is necessary to verify that all of the income listed on the Federal Tax Return is accounted for and that there is no unaccounted income that could possibly be tied to a member’s employment not disclosed to FPPA.
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FPPA conducts random audits of the information you provide. If additional verification is required and you do not file a tax return, FPPA will request that you complete IRS 4506-T to obtain a tax transcript from the IRS. This may be used to confirm marital status, employment, and income / wages earned (as applicable) as reported on the VOE form.

 

 

 


 


 

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