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.
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.
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.
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.
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.