I am an attorney who specializes in Federal and Postal disability retirement law under CSRS and FERS. I have been successful at all levels of the Disability Retirement Application process – from the initial submission of the application; to the Second Stage of appeal – the “Request for Reconsideration” Stage; to the Third stage of appeal before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), as well as a Petition for Full Review before a 3-Judge Panel.
OPM Disability Retirement is a benefit granted to all Federal Employees who meet the criteria of “Disability”. By “Disability”, however, it does not mean that you must be physically or mentally incapacitated from any or all jobs; rather, it means that you are no longer able to provide effective service in the essential elements of your particular kind of job. As such, you do not need to be “totally disabled” in order to be eligible for Federal or Postal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management carefully reviews all applications for Federal Disability Retirement. It is a benefit which should be looked at as an entitlement and an investment, as part of the Federal or Postal employee’s employment contract when you first signed on as a Federal or Postal employee, but became disabled during your Federal Service. Consequently, any Federal or Postal Employee intending to file for Federal Disability Retirement should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney.
If any Federal employee or Postal Worker is contemplating filing for OPM disability retirement, he or she should contact me at 1-800-990-7932. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire