Disability supplement


Q: If I am approved for FERS disability at my MMR age of 56 (not Social Security disability), am I allowed to work to supplement my disability amount? Is there a cap on earnings?

A: Yes, you can work to supplement your disability annuity. However, you need to keep two things in mind, First, if that work establishes that you have sufficiently recovered from the disability, your annuity would be terminated. Second, if you earn more than 80 percent of the current basic pay for the grade and step you occupied when you went on disability retirement, your annuity would be suspended.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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