Q. I am a dual-status Air National guardsman with 26 years of service in FERS. I started a medical worldwide duty evaluation in September 2011, and the clinic has been gathering information from my doctors via me. In May 2012, I was told that I was being non-retained on the military side due to restructuring. I was told that since I had 26 years of federal service, I would draw an immediate pension and that would disqualify me for FERS disability, which would be better for me. Is this true?