Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York. REUTERS

Anthony Weiner may have announced his resignation from Congress last week, but, technically speaking, he's still a representative, the Washington Post reported.

Weiner, who last Thursday tendered his resignation from office amid increasing pressure from senior Democrats and Republicans galore, and a nearly three-week-long media maelstrom over the congressman's sending of lewd messages and photos to six women over the last three years, has yet to submit his formal letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, according to a Boehner spokesman.

But for every day Weiner puts off his official departure -- represents an increase in his congressional pension.

What this means is that the New York Democrat is still accruing his congressional pay. As a member of Congress, Weiner earned a $174,000 annual salary, which amounts to about $477 a day - for a total of about $1,900 for the four days since his resignation announcement last week.

According to the Committee on House Administration, which oversees congressional pay, members are paid on the first business day of each month for the preceding month. If a member resigns, their pay is prorated based on the date of their resignation.

Even after Weiner submits his formal notice, his staff will stay on and his offices, in New York and Washington D.C., will be run by the House clerk, officials said.