At Age 60
At age 60, your entitlement to a disability annuity ends and your entitlement to an aged widow(er)'s annuity begins. This means that your entitlement to annuity payments is no longer affected by the restrictions that apply to disability annuitants as discussed in this booklet. However, your annuity is still subject to the restrictions for aged widow(er) annuitants discussed in booklet RB-17, Survivor Annuities. If you do not have a copy of that booklet, you should request one.
Before Age 60
Entitlement to disability annuity payments ends effective with the earlier of:
- the last day of the month before the month in which your death occurs, or
- the last day of the 2nd month after the month in which disability ends.
Your disability ends if:
- you medically recover so that you are able to work (see Part V, Item 3, for the definition of medical recovery), or
- you return to work and hold a job, whether or not there has been any substantial improvement in your condition. Note: You may, however, qualify for a trial work period (see Part V, Item 8, for the definition of Trial Work Period).