Q. I have been on FERS disability retirement since September 2007. If I am found recovered, does time on FERS disability count toward total service? If so, it will give me 31 years of service. I am 56, which is my minimum retirement age. Can I retire with regular FERS annuity?
A. No, you can’t. Time spent on disability retirement isn’t considered to be creditable service for any purpose.