Medical retirement from Army


Q. I have been an Army reservist for 18 years, with two overseas deployments. I am in the middle of a Medical Evaluation Board. If the Army forces me to retire due to medical reasons, will I start drawing retirement right away or would I still have to wait until age 60.

A. Since you have at least 18 months of creditable civilian service, if you are disqualified for military duty, you would be eligible for disability retirement benefits. For more information, go to and scroll down to Section 46B4.1-2.


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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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