Early out or disability retirement?


Q. I am currently off work and getting compensation from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. If the Postal Service offers early retirement, can I take the offer and retire while on workers’ comp? I am 52, and have more than 30 years of service. I have applied for disability retirement, but if an early out is offered, I would rather go that route instead, if possible.

A. I’m not aware of any bar to your accepting an offer of early retirement.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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