Tag: Disability Retirement

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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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: The Unintended Consequence of Situational Disability

By on July 13, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

In filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, it is often the unintentional statement which can devastate a Federal or Postal employee’s disability retirement application.

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: The Game of Legal Relay and the Importance of Identifying the Right Evidence

By on April 29, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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.

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Federal Disability Retirement under FERS and CSRS: Revisiting "Accommodation"

By on March 12, 2010 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

How does agency “accommodation” of an employee’s medical condition impact disability retirement?

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FERS and CSRS Disability Retirement: Sometimes the Process is just as important as the Substance of an Argument

By on February 6, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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.

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Federal Disability Retirement: As a Medical Issue, Medical Treatment Must Be Followed

By on November 20, 2009 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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The MSPB: Administrative Justice for Federal and Postal Workers Denied Disability Retirement Benefits

By on October 6, 2009 in Court Cases, Current Events with 0 Comments

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?

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