Federal Employees News Digest
Federal Benefits Q&A
- By FEND Staff
- Aug 29, 2016
Question: “My colleague is 60 and has more than 30 years of federal service. He also has a grave illness and will not be able to work much longer. Although he is eligible for immediate retirement, he would like to file for disability retirement instead. I have heard that if a person is eligible for immediate retirement, there is a rule against granting disability retirement. Is that true?”
Answer: Most agencies are not going to approve a disability retirement for an employee if the employee is eligible for regular retirement.