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When Applying for OPM Disability Retirement - Stress the Symptoms!

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 doctor to provide a simple letter of certification and apply a signature to this assertion. Including medical evidence in the form of diagnostic testing reports is certainly helpful and sometimes necessary, but will will likely not be the key to securing OPM Disability Retirement.

Often more important is a clear description of the applicant’s symptoms that reveals the human side to your disability, and a well-written explanation of how your condition affects your job performance and all aspects of your daily functioning. This forms the crux of the OPM Disability Retirement application and lays a solid foundation for the nexus between your medical condition and your inability to perform your job.

At The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC we have successfully processed over 70 OPM Disability applications by presenting our client's cases to OPM while leveraging our clear understanding of the factors that will influence and OPM Disability decision. Call us at 800-801-0598 or


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