Even though it is only a checklist, SF 3112E: Disability Retirement Application Checklist is an integral part of your application for FERS Disability Retirement (FDR). In fact, OPM will often decline to process claims that are missing SF 3112E.
This article discusses the role of SF 3112E, the potential problems and issues you may run into, and how to address them.
As a first step, let’s look at how SF 3112E fits into the grand scheme.
As mentioned in previous articles, it can be helpful to think of your FDR claim as a triangle:
Since 2012, Scott Santarelli has been helping disabled federal and postal workers obtain FERS disability benefits. His highly-effective approach has been adopted by several disability attorneys. He enjoys writing articles that provide valuable information about the OPM claims process.