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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

I am receiving a disability benefit. Can my benefit be stopped?

Yes. If you are under age 60, your benefit will stop if:

  1. you are found to be medically recovered from your disabling condition;
  2. in any calendar year your income from wages and self-employment is at least 80 percent of the current rate of basic pay from the position you retired from (This is also known as a restoration to earning capacity.); or
  3. you are reemployed in the Federal service in a position equivalent to what you held at retirement. (This is called administratively recovered.)

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