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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 employees who need accommodation. One of ...

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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 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 ...

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