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Disability Retirement

The federal government allows employees who are unable to work to retire under a disability retirement. It is in the best interest of both employees and the federal government for employees to remain gainfully employed in their current grade or pay level, as long as they can provide useful and efficient service without endangering themselves, others or government property.
Disability retirement should be the very last option and should be used only when attempts have been made to preserve an individual's employment, and those attempts have failed.

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#1 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2008 12:46:53 PM(UTC)

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I was approved for dib after working under civil service for over 33 years. I will not be 55 until Dec. 2008. I received my first disability check in April 2007. What are the advantages of receiving dib? is the only advantage that my check was not reduced for age? Is there any tax advantage? I live in AL. Any help will be appreciated.
#2 Posted : Thursday, May 1, 2008 8:58:59 PM(UTC)

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I take it dib means disability retirement
under CSRS. Because you had 33 years of service
you are receiving full annuity based on your 33
years of service and not discounted because
you are only 53. Advantages? well you can still
work and make up to 80% of the wages at your
grade and step level; OPM can require you to
get a physical every year and provide medical
information. Taxes are up to the IRS whether
or not all of those monies are exempt from taxes;
some of it is based on your contributions to
the retirement system. Any other advantages
may depend on the State you reside; property
taxes, any services for the disabled; but
you are going to have to do some research and
the web-site is full of information concerning the disabled, State Laws; County or City Laws.
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