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What is a "Qualified" Federal Employee for a Disability Reasonable Accommodation Request?

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that Federal Employees requesting reasonable accommodation be "Qualified" to do their jobs before entitlement to a reasonable accommodation . What does it mean to be a Qualified Employee under the ADA? Practically it means that an ...

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Blog posts in June, 2016

  • Reasonable Accommodation and the Federal Employee

    I enjoy representing Federal Employees with their requests for medical reasonable accommodations because this is an area of law where an attorney can ...

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  • How Much Money Does my Federal Agency Have to Spend to Accommodate My Disability?

    As mentioned in a previous blog Federal Agencies need to go to quite an extent to take care of their disabled federal employees who need accommodation ...

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  • When Applying for OPM Disability Retirement - Stress the Symptoms!

    It is not difficult for a federal employee to prove that they have been diagnosed with a particular medical condition - all it takes is for their ...

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  • More Medical Evidence=Better Chance for OPM Disability Acceptance. True or False?

    It seems to make perfect sense. A three-inch high stack of medical documentation should be more convincing to the OPM Disability Retirement examiner ...

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  • Stretching the Bruner Presumption

    A federal employee’s medical condition is often the direct cause of termination and removal from the job, however your federal agency just as often ...

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  • How Will Accepting a Light Duty Offer Affect My OPM Disability Retirement Application?

    You may wonder if it is in your best interest to accept an offer by your Agency for a light duty assignment. You plan on applying for OPM Disability ...

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  • Can I work in a private sector job while I am on OPM Disability?

    You definitely can be open to supplementing your FERS annuities with a job in the private sector, as long as you keep two important points in mind: 1) ...

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  • Leave Without Pay and Back Pay: What to Know About This Dynamic

    Financial stress most often presses a federal employee who is disabled for his/her position description to scramble for some sort of income during the ...

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

    At Pines Federal , we understand that our clients are anxious to submit their applications so that they can be assured financial stability as they ...

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