FERS retirement and disability


Q. I retired in June 2010 at 56 with more than 30 years’ service. I receive a regular FERS retirement, not disability.

But I do have a disability — an above-the-knee amputation.

If I apply for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance, how will my FERS retirement be affected?

A. According to OPM, you will receive both your FERS annuity and the special retirement supplement even if you will be receiving a Social Security disability benefit.


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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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