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Can you receive benefits if you work for the government part time?

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Part-time employees of the United States federal government are eligible for benefits that include contributions towards their cost of health care, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Other benefits may be available, but these vary between specific organizations within the government.

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While an employer contribution for health insurance costs is provided for part-time federal employees, its value is scaled relative to the percentage of full-time employment for the employee in question. For example, a part-time employee scheduled to work 36 hours in a two-week period receives only 45 percent of the health care benefit as a full-time employee scheduled for 80 hours in the same period.

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