Disability retirement, FEHB and SRS


Q. I’m age 50 with 25 years of non-Postal service under FERS. If I have a medical condition that qualifies me for disability retirement, will I still be covered under FEHB after retiring on disability? I would only pay my portion of the premium as if I am still employed, correct? I have been enrolled in Federal Employees Health Benefits my entire career.

And would I still receive the special retirement supplement when I hit my minimum retirement age of 56, even though I am retired on disability?

A. Yes, you would still be covered by the FEHB program and pay your share of the premiums. No, you wouldn’t be eligible for the special retirement supplement.


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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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