Using unused sick leave to add to creditable service.

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I read that unused sick leave can be added to my creditable service time. So if I wish to retire at 20 years service and I have 7 months worth of sick leave, will I be able to retire at 19 yrs. five months? Using the sick leave to bring my service time up to 20 years?

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Asked on July 6, 2017 2:12 pm
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No, you can’t retire earlier based on sick leave. However you when you retire at 20 years, your annuity would be based on 20 years and 7 months of service.

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Tthe CSRS FERS Handbook states you cannot use your sick leave to meet the minimum service requirement to retire. Here is that link: https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c020.pdf See page 46, Restrictions.
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