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March

Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • From The FERS Disability Victory Files!

    We recently assisted a federal geologist with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of several deployments to Afghanistan over the past decade as an Army Reservist. We helped this client gather pertinent medical records, which we organized and presented to the agency. Armed with this documentation, the agency proceeded to ...
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  • MRA+10: How You Can Use it to Your Advantage in Your OPM Application

    Many federal employees unfortunately find themselves in a situation where they have a disability that incapacitates them and presents as a monumental challenge in performing the responsibilities of their position, and oftentimes for simply reporting to work, however they have exhausted all their leave. When Pines Federal assists such clients with their OPM Disability Retirement application, we ...
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  • Understanding the OPM Disability Retirement Process: Who are the Best Candidates for Claims?

    The Office of Personal Management (OPM) has a tremendous amount of power over the financial well-being of injured federal employees. You’re disabled enough to qualify. To succeed with an OPM claim, you need to meet a threshold of “being disabled” that’s not as stringent as the one you need to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. To qualify for SSD, you need to show that you are ...
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  • From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    We recently assisted a federal electronics engineer with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several psychiatric illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and major depressive disorder. Because his symptoms were severe enough to prevent him from reporting to work on a consistent basis, we were able to work closely with his agency to remove him from federal service ...
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