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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Why Title 38 Employees Need Knowledgeable Attorneys Why Title 38 Employees Need Knowledgeable Attorneys

    Whether you are an oncologist working for the National Institute of Health or a nurse at the Veterans Administration (VA), the law considers you a Title 38 employee. This peculiar designation means that if you have a workplace complaint, you must follow a special set of procedures to obtain justice and compensation. For instance, if you are subjected to a disciplinary action that is normally ...
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  • The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a rural-carrier postal employee who suffers from several physical medical conditions, including lumbar subluxation , lumbar radiculitis , sciatica , and lumbar strain/sprain . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help this client secure these important ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a social worker who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help this client secure these important benefits. If you’d like to discuss the merits of your disability claim, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a primary patent examiner who suffers from major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD. We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help this client secure these important benefits. If you’d like to discuss the merits of your disability ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a quality assurance specialist who suffers from PTSD, major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and complicated bereavement. We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help this client secure these important benefits. If ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a contract specialist who suffers from dysthymic disorder, anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help this client secure these important benefits. If you’d like to discuss the merits of your disability ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a Safety & Occupational Health Manager who suffers from PTSD and major depressive disorder . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help him secure these important benefits for him and his family. If you’d like to discuss the merits of your disability ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – an internal revenue agent who suffers from degenerative disc disease . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help him secure these important benefits for him and his family. If you’d like to discuss the merits of your disability claim, please don’t ...
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  • Medical Inability - No Thanks

    What if you are removed from your federal position for “Medical Inability” against your will and your desires? Well, the agency must have some very good evidence to back up its case or you can head over to the MSPB (if you are not serving a probationary appointment) and appeal that removal to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The case law lays out a clear standard that your employer must meet as ...
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  • Medical Inability to Perform

    Did you know that your federal agency can remove or terminate you for “Medical Inability to Perform” the Essential Functions of Your Position? Believe it or not this can be a great thing for the right person at the right time. Why would it be great you ask? Well, if you truly cannot perform the essential functions of your assigned position, as detailed by your position description, then you may ...
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  • SHIFTING AT ECAB

    For most of its history, the Employee Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) has, in about 60% of instances, rubber stamped what OWCP has asked for. Even in the 40% of cases where it remanded or changed the decision, it granted OWCP complete latitude as to how to correct deficiencies in its own decisions. This has recently begun to change. In two decisions, one obtained by this firm on March 24, 2015, ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a rating veterans service representative (RVSR) who suffers from major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder , and obsessive compulsive disorder . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help him secure these ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a rural mail carrier who suffers from movement stress disorder , cervical dystonia , and occipital neuralgia . We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process and that we were able to help her secure these important benefits for her and her family. If you’d like to discuss the merits of ...
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  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    Congratulations to our most recent FERS disability awardee – a vocational rehabilitation specialist who suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-concussion syndrome. We are delighted that we were able to assist this client throughout the entire application process (including frequent interaction with his agency on his behalf) and that we were able to help him secure these important ...
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  • 7 Questions to Ask a Title 38 Attorney Before Hiring Him or Her

    Title 38 employees are beholden to a stringent set of procedures and rules. Since the laws governing the Veteran’s Association and other federal entities are so complex, most employees find they benefit from a knowledgeable Title 38 attorney. But how do you know that you’re getting someone who has the credentials, experience and moral compass to guide you effectively to your outcome? Take these 7 ...
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