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sfclk20  
#1 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2019 2:02:18 PM(UTC)
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Have over 2,000 hrs of sick leave. Could you use all of it up with pay for an incurable medical condition before retiring? Wondering about my options?
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#2 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2019 2:38:36 PM(UTC)
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Have over 2,000 hrs of sick leave. Could you use all of it up with pay for an incurable medical condition before retiring? Wondering about my options?


your 2000 hours is 80 hours short of adding one year to you retirement if you are csrs and fers.
https://www.federalretir...t.net/sickleavechart.htm

the link states 87 hours but the post office uses 2080 as a year.

now you could get doctors notes to be off the 2000 hours and draw your regular pay but postal management will make your life hell, unless you are management then you can take it with out consequences.
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
Hannah Blecter  
#3 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2019 2:44:05 PM(UTC)
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If you are eligible to retire before you use the sick leave, what could they do to you if you have proof of medical need? They would have more ammo if you were a year from retirement eligibility when you started using it.
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#4 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2019 2:45:13 PM(UTC)
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Don't forget you earn annual and sick leave while on sick leave.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:37:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sfclk20 Go to Quoted Post
Have over 2,000 hrs of sick leave. Could you use all of it up with pay for an incurable medical condition before retiring? Wondering about my options?


Be prepared to provide medical documentation on a regular basis.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:29:22 PM(UTC)
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Look at it this way: Your 2000 hours is worth $60,000. You EARNED IT.

Vet is correct that 2000 hours will add about one year to your pension. But one year is worth about $50 more per month. So let's do the math.

How many months do you have to get the "extra" 50 smackers, to equal the 60 grand you're leaving on the table for the PO to rake in?

The answer: 1200 months. That's not 10 years, that's ONE HUNDRED YEARS. People will be wagering quadloos in 2119. If you're lucky, your McDonald's Happy Meal featuring Lego toys from Star Wars Episode LVII: Revenge of Jabba The Hutt will only cost $50.

Find a way to use that time and make it stick. YOU EARNED IT.
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