A civil service (CS) disability benefit may mistakenly be referred to as a retirement
benefit because it is based on length of service. However, eligibility for the disability
pension is based on both disability and the total length of service.
Terminating events for a CSRS disability pension include death, medical improvement
and restoration of earnings capacity. Following the termination, the individual may
receive a discontinued service pension based only on length of service. Terminate
offset when the CSRS disability pension terminates. Do not offset discontinued service
NOTE: If the individual needs to be disabled in order to receive the pension, it is not
a discontinued service pension. For initial claims, the Modernized Claim System Earnings
Computation (MCS EC) Civil Service Data (DCSD) screen will show a Y in the CS DIB field when the CSRS pension is based on disability.