Identifying the Right Bridge to Reach Your Final Destination: Federal Disability Retirement

When considering filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits through the Office of Personnel Management, whether one is under FERS or CSRS, the natural inclination is to ask the seemingly primary question of: Does health condition-X qualify as a disability? […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: The Non-nexus

Meeting an adequacy test may constitute sufficiency for some purposes, but not for others. Thus, it may be enough in completing an FMLA form to have a diagnosis, along with answers to other questions on WH-380-E. But mere identification of a medical condition […] Read More …

Federal Worker Disability Retirement: The Problem of Conformity as a Thoughtless Process

The bureaucratization of society becomes a problem when conformity to a standardized process results in thoughtless action. We have all seen scenes from movies, or read stories or books, of the proverbial drone-like monologue, shown in[…] Read More …

Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: And the Question is …

The responsive statement often given is: Federal Disability Retirement is not a matter of merely filling out forms; if that were the case, anyone should be able to do it without an attorney. […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: Disability Retirement & Standard Forms

Standard Forms are intended to restrain, contain and standardize; it is meant to make you believe that if you violate the “fence” around the physical form itself, or fail to answer specifically […] Read More …

Federal Employee’s Disability Retirement: The Non-standard Approach to Standard Forms

Standard Forms are created, produced and promulgated precisely for their stated and intended purpose: to streamline and conventionalize (yes, that is really a proper word, and spellcheck […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The Purpose of Standard Forms

Standard Forms represent the Federal Government’s attempt to streamline and create efficiency. For FERS & CSRS employees who are seeking to obtain Federal Disability Retirement […] Read More …

Early Medical Retirement for Disabled Federal Workers: SF 3112A, SF 3112B, SF 3112C & SF 3112D

In preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS, the Federal or Postal […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Government Employees: Basics & Complexity

Appearance versus reality; ease of effort as opposed to great physical exertional requirements; basic components which make up for a complex composite — the inverse/converse of […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Medical Disability Retirement: A Form and Its Impact

The completion of the multiple forms in a Federal Disability Retirement application can seemingly be a simple matter, upon first encounter. The questions are fairly innocuous and […] Read More …