The process entailed in filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits can be quite complex. In order to simplify an explanation of the process (without oversimplification, which would be a disservice to anyone contemplating filing for such benefits),
Medical Conditions which May Qualify for FERS Disability Retirement
It is important to understand that, in filing an application for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, there is no “table of medical conditions” by which one may qualify. Instead, the focus is upon the symptoms exhibited, as opposed to a formally diagnosed medical condition.
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
The Merit Systems Protection Board (known by its acronym, “MSPB”) is comprised of Administrative Law Judges who oversee a variety of Federal issues, including wrongful termination issues, suspensions, pay disputes, overpayment issues, etc.,
The Misnomer of a “Stress Claim” in a Federal Disability Retirement application
In filing for Federal or Postal Disability Retirement benefits from the Office of Personnel Management, the question is often asked, “Is it difficult to get Federal Disability Retirement benefits based upon a stress claim”?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How difficult is it to get OPM Disability Retirement benefits?
The Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Agency which reviews, evaluates, and decides upon all Federal and Postal…
Success at Each Stage Requires a View of the Entire Process
Complexity is often simplicity multiplied exponentially, but based upon several human factors: lack of knowledge; undue focus upon peripheral issues; emergencies resulting from procrastination; and other exigencies which compound,