FERS Question of the Week
QUESTION: Can I change my retirement status to disability retirement?
ANSWER: Yes, but you must have become disabled while working for the federal government. Both you and your employer will be required to submit evidence to support this. Additionally, you both will be required to prove that your disability impaired your ability to work effectively in our position, and you must not have turned down reassignment in the same commuting area at the same pay grade, tenure or pay level.
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