Tag: Disability

How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

By on November 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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

By on October 3, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
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

By on September 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Attempt to Provide Short-Term Disability Insurance to Federal Employees

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

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Disability Hiring, Discrimination Complaints Up in Federal Government

on August 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Since President Donald Trump took office, the federal government has continued to add disabled federal workers to the payroll. The number of disability discrimination complaints filed by federal employees has increased as well.

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Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

By on June 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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

By on November 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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?

By on October 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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?

By on October 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
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?

By on October 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
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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