Honolulu OPM Disability Attorneys Nationwide Federal Employment Law Firm

Honolulu OPM Disability Attorneys

Are You No Longer Able to Work? We Can Help.

If you are a federal employee and you are no longer able to work because of an illness, injury, or disability, you may be entitled to OPM Disability Retirement benefits if your employer says you are unable to perform essential job duties. Even if you are no longer employed by the federal government, you can still qualify for this important financial resource – including circumstances involving termination.

We at Pines Federal have more than 50 years of experience helping federal employees with issues that uniquely affect them, particularly when it comes to disability-related issues. If you are seeking OPM disability retirement benefits, or wish to fight a denial of benefits, our skilled attorneys have the knowledge and skill necessary to help you navigate your claim toward a better outcome.

Learn more about what our OPM disability lawyers in Honolulu at Pines Federal can do for you by calling (888) 898-9902 today!

Who Is Eligible for OPM Disability Retirement Benefits?

Under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or the Civil Service Retirement Service (CSRS), all federal employees become eligible for disability benefits once they have served for a specified time.

The duration of service required to qualify for FERS is 18 months while five years is service is required to qualify for CSRS. Disability actions, however, are not automatic – they must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which has the authority to grant or deny retirement disability benefits.

Total disability is not required to receive benefits. As long as a doctor determines that you can’t perform at least one of your essential work duties, you are likely to qualify. You also do not need to be disabled because of a job-related injury or illness.

If you have additional questions about disability retirement benefits, get in contact with our OPM disability attorneys in Honolulu who can offer valuable information and services!

Can I Receive Benefits & Continue to Work?

Yes. Among the various differences between OPM Disability Retirement and other disability benefits programs is that the former permits federal employees to continue working while receiving benefits or applying for them – even if they are placed on light duty.

What We Can Do for You

At Pines Federal, we can provide a variety of important legal services that may be necessary when it comes to helping you secure OPM retirement disability benefits.

Some of these services include the following:

  • Drafting reports on disabling conditions that can prevent someone from performing an essential job duty
  • Understanding how to address preexisting conditions
  • Retaining your eligibility for performing tasks unrelated to your position of record
  • Helping you secure a federal disability retirement annuity that pays a portion of your salary for the last years of your working life, up to age 62
  • Preparation and submittal of physicians’ letters, according to federal law

Our OPM disability attorneys in Honolulu work closely with our clients when it comes to putting together their disability applications. Our goal is to help our clients achieve the benefits they need by ensuring their application is clearly organized and meets all of the stated requirements.

Contact Us for Legal Representation

Reach out to Pines Federal today for more information about how we can help you secure the disability retirement benefits you need as a current or former federal employee. Rest assured that our firm’s 50+ years of experience in this area of law means that we have what it takes to help people like you avoid unnecessary stress and frustration involving your application and pursuit of benefits.

Contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team today and learn more about how we can help!

A Firm You Can Trust

  • Committed to Our Clients

    Our attorneys bring unmatched experience, dedication, tenacity, sensitivity, and personal commitment to the table for every individual we represent.

  • Stellar Reputation

    Our firm has garnered a reputation as committed advocates for representing employees of any federal agency with an emphasis on helping disability and veterans administration employees.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our attorneys have been fiercely protecting the rights of employees for decades and have a stunning track record and a proven success rate.

  • Tailored Approach to Your Case

    Our attorneys will listen to your case, provide an honest assessment, answer all your questions and concerns, and create a custom strategy to provide the best possible outcome.

  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

    Our seasoned litigation lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight on your behalf in court should the need arise.

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The Stories That Matter From the People Who Lived It

Testimonials From Former Clients
  • Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ease.

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    “Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life. They have been so good to me! Eric, Josh and Michael took time to listen to my concerns about my EEO discrimination case against DHS. They ...”

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  • There is no comparison between the other firms I interviewed. If you need a firm to understand complex government processes.

    “I worked with Josh Kahn for over a year on my case against the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and the law firm believed in my case and prepared outstanding legal documents, depositional inquiries, ...”

    - Dr. West
  • Amazing! Just what the Doctor Ordered!

    “Eric Pines is simply Amazing! I am a physician working for the federal government and when I was recently facing an adverse action, the founding partner of Pines Federal, Eric Pines, took on my case ...”

    - Dr. K
  • I’m glad I had Eric Pines by my side.

    “I applied for Medical Disability from OPM and was denied. I found the Eric Pines Law firm to help me with my appeal through an internet search. Eric and Scott listened to me and help me get approved. ...”

    - Lilia
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