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How long does your OPM Disability process take? How long does OPM take?

How long does your OPM Disability process take? How long does OPM take?

At The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC, we understand that our clients are anxious to submit their applications so that they can be assured financial stability as they face a reality where their disabilities prevent them from performing their job description.

Speed is obviously a virtue in this arena, however even more paramount is precision and attention to detail. Our OPM specialists do their best to fuse these two factors to produce a comprehensive OPM Disability Retirement application with the fastest turnover rate.

The average return on our end is a period of three months from start to finish for an initial application, however we have completed full applications in as little as 6 weeks! The key here is client response time. Completing the OPM application is an interactive process, with the OPM specialist dependent on the client to provide vital raw information for drafting various documents. When clients are responsive, we are empowered to complete a top-notch application in record time.

Another consideration that can influence turnover is the responsiveness of the federal agency. When a client is separated from their position for more than 30 days, certain forms must be requested of the agency, and return of these documents vary greatly. We advocate on our clients’ behalf if necessary, and have intervened numerous times so that the agency produces the completed forms in an expeditious manner.

Once submitted to OPM, you can expect a longer wait for the final determination. OPM provides an estimate of 12 months to process the application and issue a decision, however our experience has shown that the waiting period is closer to 6-9 months.

For an OPM Disability Retirement application with the combination of comprehensiveness and efficiency, contact The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC at 800-801-0598 or email us at office@pinesfederal.com.