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 http://www.opm.gov/retire/pubs/handbook/C046.pdf and scroll down to Section 46B4.1-2.