Gross salary


Q. I am on workers’ compensation, and I am interested in starting my disability retirement benefits. I talked with a lady at the Office of Personnel Management, and she informed me that I could go back to work someday and still collect disability retirement benefits, but my gross salary could not be more than 80 percent of my Postal Service salary. If I were to sell a house and make a profit, is that considered gross salary, like a job would be?

A. No, it isn’t. The 80 percent limit applies only to earnings from wages and self-employment, not other sources of income.


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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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