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What Happens If OPM Denies My Disability Retirement Application?

OPM Disability Retirement Basics There are four types of retirement for federal employees: early, voluntary, deferred, and disability. If you are a civilian employee of the federal government, your retirement benefits are provided by either the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or the Civil Service Retirement Service (CSRS).* Regardless of which office provides your disability benefits, the Office of...

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How Long Does the OPM Disability Process Take?

If you are a federal employee and are disabled, injured, or ill and find that you are no longer capable of performing your job, you may be entitled to OPM disability retirement benefits. If you are anxious to submit your application to get financial security as quickly as possible, you might be wondering how long the OPM disability process...

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Q&A: OPM Disability Retirement vs. Social Security Disability

Many people have difficulty understanding the difference between OPM disability retirement and Social Security Disability. Whether you have questions about either of these retirement options or don’t know which one you qualify for, our team at Pines Federal has the answers you need. If you have additional questions, get in touch with our team for guidance with your case....

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A Lucrative Benefit of Federal Employee Disability Retirement

Understanding How the Federal Employee Disability Retirement Program Can Be a Windfall to Qualifying Individuals Federal employees become eligible for Federal Employee Disability Retirement (also known as OPM Disability), procured through the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), as a result of acquiring some medical condition or physical injury through the course of their work that prevents them from continuing...

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Who Is Eligible for OPM Disability Retirement?

If you are a federal employee and you are disabled, injured, or no longer capable of performing your job, you may be eligible for OPM disability retirement benefits. There are specific requirements needed to qualify for OPM disability retirement. Our federal employment law attorneys explain what you need to know to determine if you qualify for OPM disability retirement....

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OPM Says Table of Penalties May Be Harmful

According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Table of Penalties (TOP) used to charge federal employees for misconduct is essentially useless because it forces agencies to “prove every word of a charge against an employee” to comply with Merit Systems Protection Board and Federal Circuit law. As a result, the TOP rarely aligns with what the agency...

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OPM Director Alerts Agencies of Trump’s Executive Orders

In May of 2018, President Trump issued three Executive Orders to limit the power of labor unions and increase supervisors’ ability to hold employees accountable for misconduct and poor performance. Under a D.C. District Court decision, several provisions of the President’s Executive Orders were ruled to be illegal, however, an Appeals Court overturned that decision a few weeks ago....

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Am I eligible for FEHB Coverage Once I am approved for OPM Disability Retirement?

Health insurance coverage is a major concern for OPM Disability Retirement applicants. While insurance premiums can drain any budget, an established disability generally means more medical care with all the associated costs, and a good health insurance plan is vital. How do you know whether you’ll be relieved of the financial outlay involved with private health insurance once you...

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Why does the OPM Disability Application process take so long?

Here are 3 reasons why the OPM Disability process may take a long time. 1 – OPM is meticulous when processing a disability application. Therefore, it is imperative that your medical records and physician’s statement be detailed and provide all the necessary information. Gathering your medical records and finding a doctor who will take the time to write a...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Federal Employee Rights

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...

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