Q. What are the requirements for federal disability retirement? Does one have to be injured on the job? I qualify for regular Social Security disability, but I understand that federal disability pays more. I am still working and trying to hang in there for six months until age 62.
A. To be eligible for FERS disability retirement, you must be unable to provide useful and efficient service in your current position or in any other position in your agency for which you are qualified at the same grade or pay in your local commuting area.