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San Antonio OPM Disability Retirement Lawyers

Protecting Your Rights as a Federal Employee with a Disability

At Pines Federal, we focus on representing federal employees. Our lawyers are invested in protecting your rights when you apply for OPM disability retirement. We can provide legal counsel whether you work for a typical government agency or Veterans Affairs.

Our San Antonio team can help you with the application process for OPM disability retirement, and if you need to appeal to an initial rejection, we can continue to represent you. Our federal employment lawyers make sure to address your concerns as we guide you through the application process.

Call our San Antonio lawyers today at (888) 898-9902 or use our online contact formto get started on your OPM disability retirement application!

Eligibility Criteria for OPM Disability Retirement

You may be entitled to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability retirement benefits if you are injured, ill, or have a disability that prevents you from performing at least one essential part of your job as a federal employee. You may be eligible even if you are no longer a federal employee and/or if you were terminated from your position.

Eligibility for OPM disability retirement benefits does not require that your disability result from a work-related injury or medical condition. Unlike Social Security Disability, you can qualify if you are partially disabled.

All federal employees may be eligible for disability benefits under the following personnel systems:

  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) after 18 months of service
  • Civil Service Retirement Service (CSRS) after 5 years of service

The timetable of the application depends on the client’s ability to provide our lawyers with all the necessary information for us to draft documents, as well as the federal agency’s responsiveness. OPM estimates that they require 12 months to review the application and issue a decision.

Can You Keep Working While Receiving Benefits?

OPM Disability Retirement lets you continue to work while your application is pending or even once you start receiving benefits. This applies whether your employer places you on light duty or not.

Components of your OPM disability retirement application include:

  • Reports on mental, medical, or other disabling conditions that interfere with an essential part of your job
  • Doctors’ letters that meet the federal employment laws standards
  • Accurate review of preexisting conditions

In addition to meeting all application requirements, our lawyers can address your employer’s objections. If your application is denied at the initial stage, we can represent you during appeals with either OPM and/or the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

If you need legal representation to apply for OPM disability retirement, reach us onlineor give us a call at (888) 898-9902.

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.

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The Stories That Matter From the People Who Lived It

Testimonials From Former Clients
  • Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ease.

    “As a paralegal for the MSPB, I know first hand how challenging dealing with legal issues can be. Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ...”

    - Yolanda
  • Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life.

    “Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life. They have been so good to me! Eric, Josh and Michael took time to listen to my concerns about my EEO discrimination case against DHS. They ...”

    - Yolanda H.
  • 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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