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Can you work while on Federal Disability Retirement?

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Yes! This is a great opportunity that allows you to receive Federal Disability Retirement and still work in the private sector.

Now, the OPM does cap your private sector income at 80% of your old positions current salary. This is important to remember, because if you go over this 80% cap your annuity will be paused until you go back below the cap.

We also recommend that our clients don’t go back to work in the federal government and don’t work in a job similar to their old one.

We see many of our clients begin their next career in the private sector and go on to enjoy meaningful work within their medical restrictions.

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