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Federal and Postal Employee Disability Retirement: Can the MSPB order OPM to reimburse my attorney fees?
Federal and Postal Employee Disability Retirement: Can the MSPB order OPM to reimburse my attorney fees?

If a Federal or Postal employee succeeds in their MSPB appeal challenging OPM’s denial of federal disability retirement benefits, can the Federal or Postal employee recover their attorney fees? The short answer is generally yes,. To recover attorney fees before the MSPB, a ...

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Blog posts in March, 2010

  • Federal Disability Retirement: Mental Health Conditions and late-filed Disability Retirement Applications

    This blog often references the fact that the MSPB loves its deadlines. OPM is no different. The general rule is that a Federal employee or USPS ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: What happens when your medical condition prevents you from timely filing an MSPB appeal for disability retirement?

    The Federal employee or postal worker applying for FERS or CSRS federal disability retirement has thirty (30) days from receipt of the OPM ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Can absence, alone, be enough to qualify a Postal or Federal Employee for CSRS or FERS disability Retirement through OPM?

    Can absence, alone, be enough to qualify a Postal or Federal Employee for FERS or CSRS disability retirement through OPM? Generally, no. In many ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: How does a Postal or Federal Employee meet their burden of proof at the MSPB?

    Assuming that a postal worker or federal employee meets all the basic eligibility requirements for FERS or CSRS federal disability retirement, they ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Do I need to hire an attorney for my disability retirement application?

    By far, the most common question that applicants for FERS or CSRS disability retirement ask the Law Office of Eric L. Pines is whether and when a ...

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  • Federal Disability Retirement: Seeking Reinstatement of Benefits

    In some situations, OPM will grant your FERS or CERS disability retirement benefits, and later, make a determination that you are restored to earning ...

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  • Disability Retirement: Can obesity form the basis for an application for disability retirement?

    The subject of today’s post is whether obesity, or morbid obesity, might qualify you for FERS or CSRS Disability retirement through OPM. Obesity is a ...

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