Tag: Disability Retirement

Does Illness Serve as a Qualification for Federal Disability Retirement?

By on April 27, 2017 in Court Cases, Retirement with 0 Comments
Does Illness Serve as a Qualification for Federal Disability Retirement?

To qualify for federal disability retirement, you must have become disabled while working in your position. The author looks at some cases as precedent for providing medical evidence to establish a connection between the illness and ability to perform your job.

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OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

By on April 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Disability Retirements: As a Practical Matter

Filing a Federal Disability Retirement application can be a cumbersome process. The author provides some potential pitfalls to watch for and some suggestions of how to handle an initial application denial.

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Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

Some federal retirees may be impacted by a significant increase in Medicare Part B premiums. A bill has been introduced to minimize the impact.

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Disability: Total or Occupational?

By on March 29, 2016 in Retirement with 2 Comments
Disability: Total or Occupational?

Many federal workers who consider applying for federal disability retirement are apprehensive about the word “disability.” They think of disability in the context of Social Security Disability, which requires a claimant to be totally disabled. However, as the author notes, there is a difference between total and occupational disability, and he explains the differences as they apply to work requirements and applying for benefits.

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Federal Disability Retirement Through OPM: A Life-Changing Event

By on February 24, 2016 in Current Events, Retirement with 7 Comments

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.

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Five Myths about FERS Federal Disability Retirement

By on January 11, 2016 in Retirement with 12 Comments
Five Myths about FERS Federal Disability Retirement

When your poor health begins to hinder your work performance, you need to prepare an exit strategy. For federal workers, applying for FERS federal disability retirement benefits may be a viable option. The author outlines five common myths federal employees should be aware of when seeking disability retirement benefits.

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FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The Importance of Recognizing the Laws to be Applied

By on December 8, 2015 in Court Cases, Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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Eight Facts You Must Document to Obtain Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

By on May 14, 2015 in Retirement with 6 Comments

Before you can obtain disability retirement benefits, you must provide documentation to the Office of Personnel Management that shows you meet these eight criteria. The author provides details about each and what forms you must submit to OPM.

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The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

By on October 6, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 16 Comments

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.

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5 Important Questions To Consider Before Applying For OPM Disability Retirement

By on September 1, 2014 in Retirement with 3 Comments

The author outlines five questions that identify a few of the initial considerations that federal employees should examine when determining whether they should pursue OPM disability retirement.

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