From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
Posted By The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC
We recently assisted a federal criminal investigator with her FERS disability claim. This employee was/is suffering from post-concussion syndrome as the result of an automobile accident, which is causing her to experience significant cognitive impairment, frequent migraine headaches, and an impaired ability to balance (while standing, walking, etc.). Because these symptoms directly interfere with her ability to perform both the cerebral and physical functions of her position safely and effectively, we were able to work closely with her agency to effectuate her removal from federal service for “medical inability to perform” – which entitled her to the Bruner Presumption of Disability. Her claim was submitted to OPM in mid-July, and we’re elated to say that she just received her approval letter this week – congratulations!