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.
Will You Receive Extra Social Security Credit as a Federal Employee for Your Prior Military Service?
Were you in the military prior to 2002? Are you going to qualify for Social Security? If you answered “yes” to both questions, I have good news for you! You are going to receive extra earnings credits, which will result in a higher Social Security benefit. Hereâ€™s how it works.
Do you have questions about the CSRS Voluntary Contributions Program? You are not alone. The CSRS Voluntary Contributions Program (VCP) is an excellent benefit for CSRS and CSRS Offset federal employees. One of the great ways to use this program is to max-fund an IRA. Here is an exclusive excerpt from a new book that explains how this process works.
What is the FERS annuity supplement and how is it calculated? The author says that OPM is over-paying FERS annuity supplements because of differences in how OPM calculates the supplement from how the Social Security Administration calculates payments.
Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: The Unintended Consequence of Situational Disability
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.
The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) reduces, but does not eliminate, the earned Social Security benefit of a person who is also receiving a pension from a system where no Social Security payments were withheld.
FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: The Game of Legal Relay and the Importance of Identifying the Right Evidence
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?
FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: Sometimes the Process is just as important as the Substance of an Argument
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.