Retire on sick leave status?


Q. Am I allowed to take any sick leave and then apply for retirement while I am still on sick leave status?

A. While you can retire while on sick leave, you can only take sick leave if you meet the criteria for doing so. That usually involves you producing convincing medical evidence of the need to take that leave.


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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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