Q: My husband has been working for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years. He is 53 years old. He is entitled to Federal Employees Retirement System benefits at age 56, but he wants to retire now due to health issues. Can he do that?
A: The only way he could retire before reaching his minimum retirement age would be if he was approved for disability retirement. To find out if he is eligible, he’d have to file for disability retirement and, at the same time, file for Social Security disability benefits. His personnel office can help him do that.
If your say post-pone retirement date occurs prior to approval of disability will they continue to process your disability request
What are the situations in which OPM would notify an employee that he/she would be eligible for DSR? Or should the employee know about DSR and apply for it?