Q. I have 40 years as a civil engineer under CSRS retirement. I have an on-the-job injury that has left me with a right hand, arm and shoulder disability. Which retirement is the better choice: regular or medical?
A. Because you have over 22 years of CSRS service, if your application for disability retirement was approved the amount you’d receive would be the same as a regular earned benefit. And you’d receive the latter without the hassle of applying for disability retirement.