The purpose of filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS is to get an approval from the Office of Personnel Management. One of the ways to be effective is to cite legal authorities which support the basic criteria for eligibility.
How does agency “accommodation” of an employee’s medical condition impact disability retirement?
When arguing a legal principle in an effort to obtain a benefit for a Federal or Postal Employee, effective advocacy sometimes requires two prerequisites: discretion and the recognition that “process” is sometimes as important as the “substance” of an argument.
In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, it is often just as important for an applicant to know what will result in a denial of an application, as it is to know what is needed to get one approved.
The important question for the federal employee who files for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS is: What happens if the Office of Personnel Management denies my application? Is that the end of my chances?
The author says that two recent cases provide greater legal muscle for Federal and Postal employee in filing for Federal disability retirement benefits and represent needed legal refinements in the “evolving” process of law.
If you are going to apply for disability retirement, there are common principles you will want to follow in order to increase your chances of success under either the FERS or CSRS retirement systems. Here is an explanation of how this process works.
For Federal and Postal employees, disability retirement benefits exist as part of their “employment package.” This is a benefit that can become very important. The process of obtaining disability retirement is not simple. Here are some basics about this employment benefit.