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Federal Disability Retirement: I've been approved for Social Security disability, but denied Disability retirement - what next?
Federal Disability Retirement: I've been approved for Social Security disability, but denied Disability retirement - what next?

I have heard from a lot of disability retirement applicants that they have been approved for Social Security disability but later denied disability retirement by OPM. Many of the applicants that call us are confused how this can be, so this blog will attempt to explain how ...

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Blog Posts in 2008

  • Federal Disability Retirement: FERS/CSRS and light duty accommodations

    When an employee applies for disability retirement under CSRS or FERS, one of the elements that the employee must show is that the Agency is unable to ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: OPM Denied my Disability Retirement Application - What Next?

    You receive the letter from OPM, open it, and find that OPM denied your application for disability retirement benefits under FERS/CSRS. Chances are, ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Administrative Judge reduces OPM schedule for repayment of overpaid disability retirement benefits.

    Earlier, I posted about the process to seek waiver (or reduction of repayment schedule) of an overpayment of retirement benefits. To give you an idea ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: How much will my disability retirement annuity be?

    How much will my disability retirement annuity be? Generally speaking, your FERS disability retirement annuity will be 60% of your high-3 average ...

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  • New and Improved ADA? The Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008

    Earlier this fall, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. The Act takes effect on January 1, 2009, but most attorneys ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Medical Evidence

    Often we see letters from OPM denying an employee’s request for disability retirement based on the fact that there is no evidence that the disability ...

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  • MSPB: Full Board reverses removal of Dept. of Veterans Affairs employee

    In a decision issued July 3, 2008, the full Merit Systems Protection Board reversed the removal of its employee George Bruton. This case is ...

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  • MSPB: Settlement Agreement in Constructive Retirement Case

    After a full day of hearing, and 3 months of negotiations, the Law Firm of Eric L. Pines, PLLC, secured a very favorable settlement agreement from a ...

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  • MSPB: What is the Whistleblower Protection Act?

    Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a series of articles about Whistle-blower reprisal appeals before the MSPB. Whistle-blower appeals are some ...

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