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2013

Blog Posts in 2013

  • V.A. Title 38 Nurse Has AIB Charges Dropped and Record Cleaned!

    The Pines Law Firm(The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC), led by Eric Pines, Esq. and Stephen Goldenzweig successfully represented V.A. Nurse in AIB Hearing and assisted the Nurse with having his records cleaned and charges dropped. The Nurse had been wrongfully accused of beating elderly patients, however, the V.A. had no evidence whatsoever to support its charges. Instead, the V.A. used the ...
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  • Intake questions I ask my Federal Employee Clients (Disability Related)

    One of the most common situations I encounter as a federal employee attorney/lawyer is when an employee suffering from some type of traumatic injury, medical condition or disability contacts my law offices and tells me that he or she is suffering from some type of illness or disability that is effecting his or her ability to perform some or all of the duties of his federal job. I usually follow up ...
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  • Why am I Federal Employee Attorney who Concentrates on Federal Employee Disability Representation

    You know you wanted to ask… Why would anyone decide to be a federal employee attorney who concentrates on federal employee disability related law? Ok, maybe you do not really care. Maybe you are a federal employee who has a disability and has some important issue that you just googled and this blog came up. Well, either way you are going to hear my answer. If you are reading this then you probably ...
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  • The Disabled Federal Employee and Tangled Web of Federal Rules and Regulations

    The Interplay between Reasonable Accommodation, EEO Reasonable Accommodation, OPM Disability, Social Security and OWCP. If you are a typical injured or disabled federal employee you are probably confused by the myriad of disability definitions laws that effect you as well as the interplay between all of the organizations and federal agencies that you have to maneuver just to begin to walk through ...
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  • Question for You the Federal Employee

    What does the word disabled mean to you? How would you define a disabled employee? My beloved Macintosh dictionary defines disabled in the following matter: disabled |disˈābəld| adjective (of a person) having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities: facilities for disabled people | (as plural noun the disabled) : the needs of the disabled.• (of an activity, ...
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  • The Trials and Tribulations of the Federal EEO Process and Finding Someone to Give You an Honest Assessment

    So, you feel that your agency discriminated against you and you want to fight for justice? You the federal employee looking for an attorney deserve the truth. When looking for an attorney to pursue the EEO Process it is essential to find a federal discrimination attorney who is honest and straightforward. Hiring an attorney is a serious matter. Lets face it, attorneys are not cheap and the process ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3112E?

    Standard Form (SF) 3112E is entitled “Disability Retirement Application Checklist” and is contained in SF 3112: “Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application.” As the name implies, this is a checklist of the documents and forms that will comprise your final application package; however, not every document and/or form listed may apply to your particular situation. Reviewing this ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3112D?

    Standard Form (SF) 3112D is entitled “Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts” and is contained in SF 3112: “Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application.” Note that in order for you to be able to prove that you are eligible for FERS disability retirement benefits, your agency must verify that they are unable to accommodate your medical condition and that ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3112B?

    Standard Form (SF) 3112B is entitled “Supervisor’s Statement” and is contained in SF 3112: “Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application.” You must provide your supervisor a completed, signed copy of SF 3112A: “Applicant’s Statement of Disability” and ask your supervisor to complete SF 3112B. Note that in order for you to be able to prove that you are eligible for FERS disability ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3112C?

    Standard Form (SF) 3112C is entitled ” Physician’s Statement” and is contained in SF 3112: “Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application.” You must provide your physician a completed, signed copy of this form with a copy of your most recent official position description. Your physician is then required to compose a letter, which addresses all five (5) items listed under “Section B ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3107-Schedule D?

    Standard Form (SF) 3107-Schedule D is entitled “Agency Checklist of Immediate Retirement Procedures.” This form must be completed by your Agency on your behalf and included with your application for FERS disability retirement. All federal employees who are seeking retirement benefits regardless of the type (e.g., disability, MRA + 10, discontinued service, etc.) must submit a completed SF ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3112A?

    Standard Form (SF) 3112A is entitled “Applicant’s Statement of Disability” and is contained in SF 3112: “Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement Application.” You, the applicant, are responsible for completing this form (and you must provide a copy to your supervisor in order for your supervisor to be able to complete SF 3112B: “Supervisor’s Statement”). Take the time to describe your ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3107-1?

    Standard Form (SF) 3107-1 is entitled “Certified Summary of Federal Service: Federal Employees Retirement System.” This form must be completed by your Agency on your behalf and included with your application for FERS disability retirement. All federal employees who are seeking retirement benefits regardless of the type (e.g., disability, MRA + 10, discontinued service, etc.) must submit a ...
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  • What is Standard Form 3107?

    Standard Form (SF) 3107 is entitled “Application for Immediate Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System.” This form must be completed by you, the employee, and included with your application for FERS disability retirement. All federal employees who are seeking retirement benefits regardless of the type (e.g., disability, MRA + 10, discontinued service, etc.) must complete SF 3107. Note that ...
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  • What forms do I need to submit to OPM in order to apply for FERS disability retirement?

    A complete FERS disability-retirement application package consists of the following documents: – Standard Form 3107 – Standard Form 3107-1* – Standard Form 3107-2 (if applicable) – Standard Form 3107-Schedule D* – Standard Form 3112A – Standard Form 3112B* – Standard Form 3112C – Standard Form 3112D* – Standard Form 3112E * indicates forms that must be completed by your Agency Note that most of ...
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