To qualify for federal disability retirement, you must have become disabled while working in your position. The author looks at some cases as precedent for providing medical evidence to establish a connection between the illness and ability to perform your job.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers, filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is a life-changing event and a leap into the unknown. The author outlines some important terms and steps to know to help federal employees with the filing process.
When your poor health begins to hinder your work performance, you need to prepare an exit strategy. For federal workers, applying for FERS federal disability retirement benefits may be a viable option. The author outlines five common myths federal employees should be aware of when seeking disability retirement benefits.
Before you can obtain disability retirement benefits, you must provide documentation to the Office of Personnel Management that shows you meet these eight criteria. The author provides details about each and what forms you must submit to OPM.
A lesser-known basis for a denial of a Federal Disability Retirement application is what is called “situational disability.” The author explains what this means and why most situational disability cases are failed applications at the outset as well as how to avoid them.
What are the roadblocks and obstacles for a Federal Disability Retirement application, filed through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS?
In preparing, and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, a Federal or Postal worker who is contemplating filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits must make the connection between “the forms,” “the evidence”, and “the law.”
In preparing a Federal Disability Retirement application, a change in a medical diagnosis may require an amendment to the application. In such instances, should a change be implemented?