Q: I am retired from 24 years of active-duty military service. I also receive Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay from the VA. If I work as a GS employee for five years, I understand that makes me eligible for a small Federal Employees Retirement System pension at age 62. At age 62, would I be eligible for my military pension, CRDP, FERS pension and Social Security? Would there be any offset to any of the payments?
A: We are only qualified to answer questions dealing with federal civilian benefits. That said, after as few as five years of creditable civilian service, you would be able to retire and receive an annuity at age 62. To the best of my knowledge, that would have no impact on your ability to continue receiving your military and VA pay. Any Social Security benefit to which you were entitled would be based on all the years that you were covered by Social Security.