Enhanced formula for LEO disability retirement years

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Q. I was a federal law enforcement officer who retired on disability. When I turn 62 years old, will my disability retirement years be computed using the enhanced formula for LEO?

A. Yes, at age 62 your disability annuity will be converted to a regular annuity. Twenty years of service (actual and disability) will be computed using the enhanced 1.7 percent multiplier, the remainder at 1 percent. Your annuity will also be increased by any COLAs payable from the date you went on disability retirement to the date your regular annuity begins.

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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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