Q: I am a federal military technician that developed a “condition” while on military orders. The military is retiring me at 30 percent disability due to it occuring while on active-duty orders.OPM is retiring me under a special law provision for federal military technicians that lose their positions because of nonretainability in the military due to a commensurate condition .Will I be eligible to receive military retirement and federal technician special law retirement. I did not buy back my four years of active-duty service.
A: You would be classified as having retired on disability from your military technician position. You would be able to receive both that civilian annuity and any retired military pay to which you are entitled, with no reduction in either.