Scott Santarelli

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.

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FERS Disability Retirement and SSDI

October 7, 2020 8:53 AM , Updated October 9, 2020 7:43 AM
FERS Disability Retirement and SSDI

What happens if you are approved for both FERS Disability Retirement and Social Security Disability Insurance?

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FERS Disability Retirement: Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?

August 10, 2020 9:44 AM

Are you entitled to severance pay if you are terminated from your federal job for medical reasons?

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What Happens If My Application For FERS Disability Retirement Is Denied?

May 7, 2020 12:37 PM , Updated May 19, 2020 10:52 AM

If your FERS Disability Retirement application has been denied, there are there are several stages of appeal available to you.

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Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

February 19, 2020 9:11 AM , Updated March 7, 2020 9:19 AM
Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

Do you find yourself procrastinating on your FERS Disability Retirement application? The author interviews an expert for ideas on how to overcome procrastination.

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FERS Disability Retirement and OWCP: Common Misconceptions

December 30, 2019 11:09 AM , Updated January 9, 2020 11:30 AM
FERS Disability Retirement and OWCP: Common Misconceptions

Are you filing for both FERS Disability Retirement and OWCP? Here are some important things you must know.

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What is the Status of My FERS Disability Retirement Claim?

October 3, 2019 3:34 PM , Updated October 14, 2019 7:31 AM

The waiting game begins after submitting your retirement claim to OPM. How can you get status updates?

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SF 3112E: FERS Disability Retirement Application Checklist

July 27, 2019 5:05 PM , Updated August 9, 2019 4:10 PM

What role does SF 3112E play in the disability retirement application process?

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FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

May 19, 2019 10:11 AM , Updated May 29, 2019 9:07 AM
FERS Disability Retirement SF 3112D: Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts

What is the role of form SF 3112D in a FERS Disability Retirement application?

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112C: Physician’s Statement

April 8, 2019 10:47 AM , Updated April 17, 2019 6:20 PM
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112C: Physician’s Statement

How does the physician’s statement form fit into the FERS Disability Retirement application? The author explains its important role in the process.

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FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

February 21, 2019 12:47 PM , Updated April 8, 2019 9:07 AM
FERS Disability Retirement: SF 3112B: Supervisor’s Statement

Your supervisor’s affidavit is a key component of a FERS Disability Retirement application. The author explains how this works.

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