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Blog Posts in November, 2008

  • Federal Disability Retirement: Administrative Judge reduces OPM schedule for repayment of overpaid disability retirement benefits.

    Earlier, I posted about the process to seek waiver (or reduction of repayment schedule) of an overpayment of retirement benefits. To give you an idea how this works in reality, I thought Iā€™d break down a recent MSPB Initial Decision (San Francisco Regional Office, October 2008). In that case, the Appellant received an overpayment of retirement benefits. She had applied, and was granted, disability ...
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  • Federal Disability Retirement: How much will my disability retirement annuity be?

    How much will my disability retirement annuity be? Generally speaking, your FERS disability retirement annuity will be 60% of your high-3 average salary minus 100% of your Social security benefit for the first 12 months. After 12 months, the FERS disability retirement annuity is reduced to 40% of your high-3 average salary minus 60% of your Social Security benefit. Please see the OPM Website for a ...
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  • New and Improved ADA? The Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008

    Earlier this fall, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. The Act takes effect on January 1, 2009, but most attorneys ā€“ private sector and government sector alike ā€“ are unfamiliar with the strictures of the new law. Most practitioners that are aware of the ADA Amendments Act are unsure of how the new law will affect disabled employees; generally, most of us are ...
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