Robert McGill

Attorney Robert R. McGill specializes in federal disability retirement cases helping Federal and Postal workers secure their disability retirement benefits under both FERS and CSRS. For more information about his legal services, visit his OPM Disability Retirement blog.

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OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

Filing a Federal Disability Retirement application can be a cumbersome process. The author provides some potential pitfalls to watch for and some suggestions of how to handle an initial application denial.

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Federal Disability Retirement Through OPM: A Life-Changing Event

By on February 24, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 7 Comments

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.

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FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The Importance of Recognizing the Laws to be Applied

By on December 8, 2015 in Court Cases, Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The author says that filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits is not merely a matter of completing the forms. He says that knowledge of the laws surrounding the process matter and can significantly influence the outcome of any litigation.

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OPM Medical Retirement: One Option In Reserve

The author says that it is imperative that federal employees be fully aware of and ready to access the multitude of available compensation options at their disposal when the need arises (such as a medical disability) so they can secure their financial futures. He provides an overview of some of these important available options.

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The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

By on October 6, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 16 Comments

Is there is a sensible approach in preparing, formulating and filing for OPM Disability Retirement benefits? The author offers some details about the application process.

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Situational Disability in a Federal Disability Retirement Application

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.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Common Roadblocks

By on June 30, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 15 Comments

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?

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Stephenson v. OPM: A Major Victory for the Federal Worker

The author says that the outcome from a recent court decision is a precedent-setting case and one which will will favorably impact Federal disability retirement annuitants.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement, OWCP Benefits, and SSDI: Comparisons and Contrasts

By on August 10, 2012 in Current Events, Human Resources with 12 Comments

The author juxtaposes some common federal benefits programs.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: the Case of the Overturned Decision After a History of Linguistic Mischief

By on March 13, 2012 in Court Cases, Current Events with 7 Comments

A recent MSPB case provides an important clarification and constriction of a substantive standard of law which was in danger of becoming expanded well beyond the plain language of the statute undergirding the eligibility requirements of a Federal Disability Retirement application.

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