Federal Employee Medical Retirement: Sometimes, It’s “The Law”

An assumption is often made that the “Disability Specialist” at the Office of Personnel Management who reviews the Federal or Postal Disability Retirement application understands, […] Read More …

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement for Federal and USPS Workers: Continuing Patience

It is difficult to be patient. The Office of Personnel Management, in reviewing and evaluating each case, takes its time. One can attempt to “read into” each day, as to whether the longer […] 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: How Many Should Be Listed?

am often asked the question: How many medical conditions or disabilities should I list in my Applicant’s Statement of Disability (SF 3112A)? This question is often preceded by another […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: Each Step is a New Review

There are only one of several ways in which a Federal disability retirement application under FERS or CSRS can be lost: Either a Judge at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals renders a final […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: The “Process” at the Reconsideration Stage

It is important to understand that the “process” of filing for Federal Disability Retirement, when it comes to the Second, or “Reconsideration” Stage, encompasses two factual prisms: (1) The application has now been denied (obviously, […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Disability Retirement: The “Process”

In my last writing, I briefly discussed why filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits is, and must be looked upon as, a “process” as opposed to a mere “filing” with an expectation of an […] Read More …

OPM Disability Retirement: Creativity Is Important In the Applicant’s Statement

It is important to creatively inter-weave facts, feelings, medical impact, symptoms and conditions into a persuasive Applicant’s Statement of Disability. It should not be overly emotional; it should not be voluminously long; it should not be preachy; it should not be written […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Disability Retirement: Viewing the Office of Personnel Management

Agencies are “like” people; they are “organic” organizations (a redundancy?), and as a corporate-like entity, they respond and react as people do: cerebrally, emotionally, reactively, angrily, etc. If one views an agency in this way — treating the entity as one would a person — then you […] Read More …