VA disability


Q.  Here is a question that nobody seems to know the answer, I am hoping someone on staff can answer the question.  I retired from the U.S. military and am receiving retired pay and VA disability at 60 percent.  I am paying monthly allotments to buy back my military time.  So I am getting military retirement /CPRD & VA disability (service connected).  When I retire from federal service under FERS and waive my military retired pay, do I still keep my VA payments for service disability?

Simply put, can you receive a FERS retirement and VA disability even though you waived your military retirement pay?
A. Yes

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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

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