Time spent on disability


Q: In 1999 I was forced to go on disability retirement from the U.S. Postal Service after 13 years as a letter carrier. In addition, I had six years of military service that was paid back. I was on disability until 2005 when I was deemed by OPM to be restored to earning capacity (by a few hundred dollars). In 2006, I finally obtained another position in the Defense Department. What happens to the six years I was on disability?

A: The time you were on disability retirement wouldn’t be included when determining your years of creditable service.


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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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