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Recent Posts in OPM Disability Retirement Category

  • Need An Attorney?

    The Best Time to Reach Out to a Federal Employee Attorney/Lawyer Many times, I am approached by federal employees with legal issues with the question of when is the best time to approach a federal employee attorney to request legal representation. In response to this question I have decided to start a series of legal blogs that address this issue for numerous areas of federal employee law ...
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  • I was rejected for Social Security Disability Insurance. Can I still get OPM Disability Retirement?

    Social Security Disability Insurance requires the applicant to be unable to perform Substantial Gainful Employment as a result of their medical condition, which would essentially disqualify the applicant from working at almost any job in order to meet this condition. OPM Disability Retirement , however, only demands that the applicant be unable to perform one or more critical elements of their ...
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  • Do I need to request Reasonable Accommodation if I want OPM Disability Retirement?

    For a federal employee with this concern, here are two illustrative examples to consider: The federal employee is in a position that requires onsite presence, and has a severely disabling medical condition that prevents them from coming to work at all; or perhaps their disability leads to unacceptable communication in an interaction-heavy position description. The employee is 100% positive that ...
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  • Qualifying for OPM Disability Retirement

    “ While employed in a position subject to FERS, the employee must have become disabled because of a medical condition , resulting in a deficiency in performance, conduct, or attendance” So says OPM in listing the five absolute requirements for Disability Retirement eligibility. This condition seems to be quite simple to meet, and it is – if your doctor penning the Physician’s Statement is ...
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  • Denied OPM Disability Retirement? Here's What You Should Do

    You’ve received your initial decision from OPM Disability Retirement , and you’ve been denied. Now What? Many federal employees who receive a negative decision are cowed by the jargon that is the explanation of the decision and don’t stop to consider that they may actually have a tremendous amount of arsenal to give their reconsideration appeal a shot of potency. Factors Considered in OPM ...
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  • Mental Disorders without Objective Medical Evidence

    A valid concern for federal employees with a mental disorder is fear that their application for OPM Disability Retirement is doomed from the start due to a dearth of objective medical evidence confirming the diagnosis. When Mental Health Affects Job Performance Take a woman who has been employed by the federal government for over twelve years and who has experienced increasing anxiety issues. Her ...
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  • Why You Should Include All of Your Diagnoses in the OPM Disability Retirement Application

    When completing the SF 3112A, one of the first questions requires you to list your diagnoses for which you are claiming disability. The instinctive response is generally to list only the diagnoses that your physician detailed in the statement provided in support of your OPM Disability Retirement application. At The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC, our Houston federal employee attorneys check ...
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