Q. I am a federal law enforcement officer. I have an accepted workers’ compensation claim, and it appears that I am no longer physically able to perform the duties of my job. I do not appear to be completely disabled, so I probably can’t get Office of Workers’ Compensation Program disability.
I am four years short of being eligible for the minimum needed for enhanced law enforcement retirement.
If I obtain an Office of Personnel Management disability annuity, am I eligible to obtain the special retirement supplement until age 62?
A. No one who is approved for disability retirement is entitled to the special retirement supplement. Note: If you apply for FERS disability retirement, you must also apply for Social Security disability benefits, otherwise OPM won’t process your claim.