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Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • The Advantages of Federal Disability Retirement

    Some federal employees may view Federal Disability Retirement with trepidation. These remain tough economic times and there are understandable concerns that you won’t be able to make up your former income after retirement. A disability retirement annuity under FERS or CSRS represents a more significant pay cut than if you have the larger percentage of pay under OWCP-DOL benefits. But there are ...
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  • Obesity Can Be Grounds for Disability Retirement

    Obesity or morbid obesity may qualify you for FERS or CSRS disability retirement through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). However, as an experienced OPM disability attorney, I see too many cases in which judges view obesity as the fault of the claimant, rather than facing the fact it’s often caused by a recognized medical condition. Medical causes of obesity not linked to overeating ...
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