A: First let’s look at how much will you receive if you are approved for federal disability retirement from OPM.
Disability retirement benefits are computed differently depending on your age and amount of service at the time of retirement. Plus, your annuity will be recomputed after the first 12 months and then again at age 62.
Generally, if you can retire under a disability retirement, you will be under the age of 62 and not eligible for an immediate voluntary retirement. The computation is as follows:
Now, we’ll look at how long you can receive a federal disability retirement annuity.
You are eligible to receive your monthly annuity for as long as you remain disabled from your government job, even if you can work outside the government.
Your annuity will only stop if: