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?
These are 10 things to keep in mind when applying for FERS disability retirement.
In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, it is often the unintentional statement which can devastate a Federal or Postal employeeâ€™s disability retirement application.
How does agency “accommodation” of an employee’s medical condition impact disability retirement?
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 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.
When a Federal employee finds his medical condition prevents one from performing one or more of the essential elements of the job, he is considered “disabled” under the Law, and therefore eligible for Federal Disability Retirement benefits. Such an individual will often not be accommodated by the Agency, if only because “accommodation”is a difficult requirement to fulfill.
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?
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.
Seeking appropriate medical care is an important part of the FERS Disability Retirement application process.