Discontinued service retirement


Q. I retired on disability in November 2011 with 23 years of federal service at age 47. If, at some point in the future, the Office of Personnel Management terminates my disability benefits, would I be eligible for discontinued service retirement? I would meet the age and service requirements (age 50, 20+ years). I did not resign before my disability application was approved, remaining on agency rolls until the effective date of my disability retirement. There were no misconduct or failure to perform issues.

If not eligible for DSR, would I be eligible to receive my regular retirement at my minimum retirement age (56), or would I have to wait until age 62? Would I get the special retirement supplement?

A. Yes, you would meet the requirements for discontinued service retirement.


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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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