| Read Time: < 1 minutes |

It is not difficult for a federal employee to prove that they have been diagnosed with a particular medical condition – all it takes is for their doctor to provide a simple letter of certification and apply a signature to this assertion. Including medical evidence in the form of diagnostic testing reports is certainly helpful and sometimes necessary, but will will likely not be the key to securing OPM Disability Retirement.

Often more important is a clear description of the applicant’s symptoms that reveals the human side to your disability, and a well-written explanation of how your condition affects your job performance and all aspects of your daily functioning. This forms the crux of the OPM Disability Retirement application and lays a solid foundation for the nexus between your medical condition and your inability to perform your job.

At Pines Federal we have successfully processed over 70 OPM Disability applications by presenting our client’s cases to OPM while leveraging our clear understanding of the factors that will influence and OPM Disability decision. Call us at 800-801-0598 or office@pinesfederal.com.

Author Photo

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.

Rate this Post
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars