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    Can commander force Legacy DES?

    Commander can wish you go LDES but it is YOUR signature on the memo for LDES that kicks the process, commander can not override your decision or take it upon himself to put you in LDES. By default IDES always trumps LDES unless you really want LDES and sign the statement of understanding.
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    You will no longer receive SSDI benefits once you reach retirement age. However, your benefits will not stop completely. Instead, the SSA will simply convert your SSDI benefits amount to retirement benefits. You will still receive the same amount every month. This shift to retirement benefits...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    you should hire a good SSDI attorney. Don't even mess with doing any of this by yourself (they will always skrew you over) Once you have a legit attorney that knows what they are doing, you will get results. attorneys know how the medical documents need to be written for medical diagnosis and...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    For those who suffer from severe and permanent disabilities, there is no “expiration date” set on your Social Security Disability payments. As long as you remain disabled, you will continue to receive your disability payments until you reach retirement age. At that point benefits convert to...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    To be eligible for SSDI, you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). Earning more than a certain amount on a monthly basis is generally considered to be engaging in SGA. For non-blind individuals, the monthly SGA amount for 2022 is up to $1,350. SSDI and SSI recipients are able to...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    A person collecting SSDI can have any amount of assets and any amount of income from investments, interest, or a spouse's income. These are all types of "unearned income." You (and your spouse, if you're married) can have an unlimited amount of unearned income. Unearned income includes...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    so from what I understand is in most cases, if you are disabled and go out on a discontinued service retirement, it is beneficial that the employee keep the Discontinued service retirement and then apply for SSDI from the social security department. The SSDI is not offset by your normal FERS...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    at 62, the SSDI becomes your new Social Security Benefit, which is usually higher than the basic 62 Social security annuity
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    this is not going to be a disability retirement. The HRO said it would be a Discontinued Service Retirement (immediate involuntary separation). The offset shouldn't apply, it will be like a normal retirement annuity. Just wondering if I could collect both DSR and then apply for SSDI...they wont...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    I know what you mean....seems like they operate willy nilly. I have been at the IPEB stage now for 3 months and have not heard a peep....chain of command keeps asking me were I'm at with the process. I tell them I don't know.
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    also if you retire as a DSR at 55 or older....you can draw on your TSP without penalty and not have to wait to 59 1/2
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    So here is the skinny on the difference between DSR, Special provision for MRT technicians and Disability. You will get a DSR retirement if you have 20 years of service including military buy back and are at least 50 years old or any age and 25 years of service including military buy back. you...
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    Military Reserve Technician going through IPEB then disability through OPM/HRO

    Okay, here is a question. What is the special rule for military reserve technicians that are 50 years of age and have 20 years of (in SEAT service ...no military but back time) or any age and 25 years of (in SEAT service ...no military but back time) used for? It looks as if the OPM will put me...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    I am 100% for hearing loss from VA and that is an unfitting condition with the Air Guard. I would like to apply for disability with FERS butthey insist that I will only get DSR. that ids why im gonna hire a lawyer since I think it is complete BS that they are gonna give me 20% verses 40% from...
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    the BCBS insurance is expensive...like 600.00 a month...VS Tricare. are you Disability or DSR from FERS?
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    im 100% on VA for unfitting condition so as long as I stay IDES then DoD should use VA rating I hope
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    i only have 6000 points, tricare is the key.....its worth its weight in Gold
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    Title 32 Technician Medical Retirement Scenarios (Please limit posts to "Technician Medical Retirements")

    I am currently waiting for IPEB results on the Guard side, this has taken over a year now to get to this point. I am being non retained due to hearing loss and currently 100% P&T with VA. I wear hearing aids full time and still have issues. I did find an attorney for the FERS side and he is big...
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    Military Reserve Technician going through IPEB then disability through OPM/HRO

    I just called ABC-C and they said that if your a Military Reserve Technician (dual Status MRT) and was hired after Feb 10,1996 the only way you can early retire is being 50 years of age and working as dual status technician for 20 years ( no military buyback counts towards 20 years) that means...
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