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January

Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LP) with her FERS disability reconsideration appeal . She suffers from several psychiatric disorders, including PTSD , major depressive disorder , and generalized anxiety disorder. When this employee first came to us, she was absolutely distraught over the rejection of her initial claim. She couldn’t understand how OPM could deny her, given ...
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  • Many OWCP Recipients Should Apply for OPM Disability Also!

    Why would a federal employee who is off work and being paid 66% or 75% of their salary tax free want to apply for OPM Federal Disability Retirement benefitsthat pay 60% for the first year and 40% thereafter until age 62? Why take a downgrade? These are questions we get asked a lot at The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC. The answer is you should not take a downgrade and switch to OPM Disability ...
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  • From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    We recently assisted a federal medical records technician with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several back-related conditions, including lumbar spondyloarthritis, lumbar postlaminectomy syndrome, and myofascial pain syndrome. As a direct result of his debilitating symptoms, he is unable to ambulate without experiencing significant back and leg pain and is unable to sit for prolonged ...
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