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Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • 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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  • Am I required to apply for Social Security Disability?

    If you are a FERS or CSRS Offset employee, then the answer is a resounding “yes.” You must provide proof of application for Social Security Disability with your FERS or CSRS Offset disability application, or OPM will refuse to process your application.
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  • How much will you charge to prepare my application for FERS (or CSRS) disability retirement?

    Given the wide range of federal salaries (e.g., according to OPM’s 2013 Salary Table, annual salaries range from less than $20,000 to more than $155,000!), we strongly feel that it just isn’t fair to charge a fee that’s one-size-fits-all . We believe that every federal employee deserves legal assistance with the application process regardless of income level. As such, we use a sliding scale to ...
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  • How long will it take OPM to process my CSRS or FERS disability application?

    According to OPM, it takes an average of 10 months to render a decision for a disability application. Furthermore, if your initial application is denied for any reason, you may spend an additional 2 – 12+ months wading through the complex appeals processes. At The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, we work closely with you, your physician, and your agency to ensure that your application package is ...
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