Tag: Disability Retirement

The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

By on October 6, 2014 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 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 0 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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Situational Disability in a Federal Disability Retirement Application

A lesser-known basis for a denial of a Federal Disability Retirement application is what is called “situational disability.” The author explains what this means and why most situational disability cases are failed applications at the outset as well as how to avoid them.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Common Roadblocks

By on June 30, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

What are the roadblocks and obstacles for a Federal Disability Retirement application, filed through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS?

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement, OWCP Benefits, and SSDI: Comparisons and Contrasts

By on August 10, 2012 in Current Events, Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author juxtaposes some common federal benefits programs.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: the Case of the Overturned Decision After a History of Linguistic Mischief

By on March 13, 2012 in Court Cases, Current Events with 0 Comments

A recent MSPB case provides an important clarification and constriction of a substantive standard of law which was in danger of becoming expanded well beyond the plain language of the statute undergirding the eligibility requirements of a Federal Disability Retirement application.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Understanding the Practical Application of a Theoretical Construct

By on October 17, 2011 in Current Events, Human Resources with 0 Comments

In preparing, and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, a Federal or Postal worker who is contemplating filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits must make the connection between “the forms,” “the evidence”, and “the law.”

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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: The Applicant's Statement of Disability

By on June 7, 2011 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

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?

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Federal and Postal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: The Law as a Shield of Compassion

By on February 8, 2011 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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Ten Dos and Don’ts in filing for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

By on September 29, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

These are 10 things to keep in mind when applying for FERS disability retirement.

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