OPM Disability Retirement: Remembering What “Supportive” Means

Over time, one’s memory and historical perspective becomes clouded and obscured. In preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: SSDI Impact

In preparing, formulating and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS (CSRS individuals are exempted for this particular issue), the Federal or Postal employee who […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: Opinions, OPM and Power

In filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, one must always be aware of the distinction between the two — opinions and power — and apply it with that awareness […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: RIF

If a person is separated from Federal Service pursuant to a Reduction-in-Force, can he file an application for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS? As with all such questions […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Retirement: Miscellaneous

Some cases take months to win; others, merely a week or so. In some Disability Retirement applications under FERS or CSRS, a half-page report of substantive medical evidence is enough; […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Retirement Cases: Presenting the Case to OPM

Fortunately, most of my cases which are submitted before the Office of Personnel Management at the Initial Stage are approved. It is important to step back and […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Retirement: The Physician I

Initial inquiries concerning filing for Federal and Postal disability retirement benefits often ask the following question: Do I have a doctor to whom I can refer the individual? […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement & the Reconsideration Process

In the process of applying for Federal Disability retirement under FERS or CSRS, it is the “hope and wish” of each applicant that it will smoothly sail through at the initial stage of the application. However, the reality of the process is that a certain percentage of applications get denied at the initial stage (Stage Read More …