Disability and early retirement


Q. I am getting ready to retire should we be offered early retirement. I am working for the Defense Department and planning on retiring under a disability. Would this affect the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay? I would, of course, wait to get accepted with that and then retire under disability.

A. Because you have a disability such that you are or would be eligible for disability retirement, you aren’t eligible for a VSIP. On the other hand, if you were offered an opportunity to retire early and met the age and service requirements to do so, you could accept it.


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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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