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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.


  1. Dear Sir,

    I was injured badly in 1984 and have been on owcp since then, I was injured on the job , with the postal service, before that I spent 3 years in the miitary, its going on 2016 and I will be 56, I was told I am entitled to retirement and every year I wait after 30 years I get another percentage towards my retirement if I elect not to take it until 62 or later, I am asking is this true, I want to be sure that I am not getting the run around as its important to be sure I can get the most I can while I have been on owcp I had a surgery and was given tainted blood overseas I developed aids which nearly killed me, I JUST NEED TO BE SURE that my remaining days I will not have to worry about medicine and money thank you sir.

  2. Hello, I have been on OWCP for quite sometime: since 2005. I worked for the Department of Defense for 16 years before I was unable to perform my job requirements. I will be 55 soon; February 2019. I recently had a total shoulder replacement: November 12, 2018 and still in physical therapy, for at least 2 more months. I am receiving 2/3 compensation since I am not married anymore. I assuming I will have to go back to work, part time. If so, for how long and when I am able to retire how much will my pay be reduced? 30%? Just wondering. Thank you.

  3. Hello, I have been on OWCP for 14 years now finally received a total shoulder replacement November of 2018. I am 55, I am assuming OWCP will want me to go back to work. If I choose to go on SSN how would I figure how much I would receive? Go through SSN? How long does OWCP Pay last? Till I can collect SSN? Thank you.

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