When your poor health begins to hinder your work performance, you need to prepare an exit strategy. For federal workers, applying for FERS federal disability retirement benefits may be a viable option. The author outlines five common myths federal employees should be aware of when seeking disability retirement benefits.
The author says that it is imperative that federal employees be fully aware of and ready to access the multitude of available compensation options at their disposal when the need arises (such as a medical disability) so they can secure their financial futures. He provides an overview of some of these important available options.
The author juxtaposes some common federal benefits programs.
This retired federal human resources expert says that the quote in the title of the article from Dante Alighieri, the great 14th century Italian poet who penned the “Divine Comedy,” should apply to federal workers who apply for worker’s compensation.
How many appeals from a federal employee are too many? When a decision starts out with the sentence such as “This is yet another chapter in the protracted saga of the [petitioner’s] unsuccessful attempt to require the United States Postal Service…to rehire him…” the limit may have been exceeded.
Continuing to receive worker’s compensation benefits after returning to work with an agency can lead to removal from federal employment.
Here is a unique way to seek a significant promotion in government service. A federal employee submitted letters from her doctor indicating she could not perform the duties of a lower level job. She argued the agency should therefore give her a promotion to a higher level position.