Q. I am a 40-year-old veteran (40 percent disabled) and former Postal Service employee who was disability retired from the USPS in April 2003. I was denied Social Security and never reapplied. What are the regulations as far as me seeking employment? What I receive in monthly payments are not enough. Also, I need to find out about my basic life insurance or do I still have that life insurance after being retired?
A. While there are no restrictions on your being employed while on disability retirement, if your earnings from wages or self employment exceed 80 percent of the current rate of base pay for the position from which you retired, your annuity will be discontinued. It can only be restored if your earnings subsequently fall below that level.