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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The author juxtaposes some common federal benefits programs.
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.
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.”
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?
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.