We recently assisted a federal
occupational health technician
with her FERS disability claim. She is suffering from several debilitating
back conditions, including severe
lumbar and thoracic sprains
degenerative disc disease. Because these conditions are the direct result of a work-place injury,
she is currently receiving OWCP benefits. Realizing that her injuries
are of a permanent nature and that she will (most likely) never be able
to return to her position, she insightfully decided to pursue FERS disability,
and we’re excited to report that she was approved just last week!
Now, when her workman’s compensation benefits terminate, she’ll
be able to make a smooth transition from OWCP to FERS disability. We’re
so glad that we were able to play a role in her peace of mind.