Federal Employees News Digest

Federal Benefits Q&A

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.

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Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Does disability retirement pay more than regular retirement?

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