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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 and
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.

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Eric L. Pines is a nationally recognized federal employment lawyer, mediator, and attorney business coach. He represents federal employees and acts as in-house counsel for over fifty thousand federal employees through his work as a federal employee labor union representative.

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