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OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer

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All federal employees are eligible for disability benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or the Civil Service Retirement Service (CSRS) once they have accumulated 18 months of service for FERS or 5 years under CSRS. All disability retirement applications must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Only those federal employees who were hired before 1987 are under the CSRS, though they may switch to the FERS.

Unlike Social Security Disability, you do not need to be totally disabled from working to receive OPM Disability Retirement. If a physician determines you are disabled from performing at least one essential function of your position of record with the federal government, then you likely qualify. Further, your disability need not have resulted from a job-related injury or disease. Our federal employment attorneys can evaluate the specifics of your case and recommend the best way to proceed.

At Pines Federal, We Protect the Rights of Federal Employees: (888) 898-9902

  • 50+ Years Of Collective Experience
  • Trusted & Top-Level Advocates
  • Serving Clients Nationwide
  • Backed By A History Of Success

We offer a money-back guarantee for OPM appeals. Call (888) 898-9902 today to see how our decades of experience can help you!

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.

Can You Continue to Work and Receive Benefits?

Another distinguishing characteristic of OPM Disability Retirement is that you can continue to work even while your application is pending or while receiving benefits. This is true even if you are placed on light duty. At Pines Federal, we make you aware of these details and more as you consult with us and we guide you through your claim.

Certain special circumstances require the benefit of our more than 20 years of experience, including:

  • Drafting reports on mental, medical, or other disabling conditions that may prevent you from performing an essential part of your job.
  • Knowing how to deal with or address preexisting conditions.
  • Keeping you eligible for performing work tasks unrelated to your current position of record.
  • Moving you toward a federal disability retirement annuity that can pay you a portion of your salary for the remaining years of your working life up to age 62.
  • Preparing doctor's letters correctly and submitting according to federal employment law.
  • Providing you with the best possible chance of having your application approved, thus avoiding delays in compensation.

We work closely with you to draft the various components of your disability application, making sure you meet all application requirements. In addition, we know how to draft your request to your employer and address any objections if they claim that it would cause an undue hardship on the employer.

  • Successfully Fights Alleged Violation of Last Chance Agreement Reinstated
  • V.A. Title 38 Nurse Has AIB Charges Dropped and Record Cleaned Charges Dropped
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • Client Suffering from Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Disability Awarded
  • Win! Pines Federal Firm Overturns DAB – 14 Day Suspension with Full Back Pay Suspension Removed & Back Pay
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • Wrongfully Terminated Veterans Administration Employee Gets Job Back Reinstated with Full Back Pay

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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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