Tag: Disability

How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

November 12, 2019 9:54 AM , Updated November 27, 2019 5:00 PM
How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

A new law has changed the VA disability benefits claim process. Here is a summary of the changes.

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Family Members Indicted for Stealing Over $800k in VA Benefits

October 3, 2019 9:44 AM , Updated October 14, 2019 7:31 AM
Family Members Indicted for Stealing Over $800k in VA Benefits

A group of family members have been indicted on charges that they fraudulently obtained over $800,000 in VA disability benefits.

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Another Attempt to Provide Short-Term Disability Insurance to Federal Employees

September 26, 2019 11:39 AM , Updated October 5, 2019 1:34 PM

Another effort is being made in Congress to provide a short-term disability insurance option to federal employees.

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Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

June 11, 2019 11:02 AM , Updated June 19, 2019 11:55 AM
Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

Determining whether or not a federal employee is considered disabled under federal law can be complex. The author explains the basic considerations.

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The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

November 19, 2018 10:27 AM , Updated November 28, 2018 10:23 AM
The EEOC Continues to Expand Upon Protections to Disabled Government Workers

A recent court case illustrates how an obscure law can help protect federal employees from disability discrimination.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

October 31, 2018 10:53 AM , Updated November 13, 2018 12:43 PM
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

October 22, 2018 11:28 AM , Updated October 29, 2018 9:56 AM
What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

In order to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, you need to be a qualified disabled employee, but what does it mean to be “qualified?”

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Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

October 10, 2018 10:11 AM
Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

Federal employees have various options for protecting their incomes in the event of a disability.

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Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

October 2, 2018 11:57 AM , Updated October 11, 2018 12:40 PM
Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employees can request different types of leave as a reasonable accommodation. These are some of the scenarios and how they can protect your job.

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Postal Employee Charged with Racking Up Over $160k in False Disability Claims

September 2, 2018 1:15 PM , Updated September 9, 2018 4:19 PM

A Postal employee has been arrested on allegations that he claimed to be totally disabled, yet spent five days a week running flea markets.

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