Q: In 1999 I was forced to go on disability retirement from the U.S. Postal Service after 13 years as a letter carrier. In addition, I had six years of military service that was paid back. I was on disability until 2005 when I was deemed by OPM to be restored to earning capacity (by a few hundred dollars). In 2006, I finally obtained another position in the Defense Department. What happens to the six years I was on disability?
A: The time you were on disability retirement wouldn’t be included when determining your years of creditable service.