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  Federal Disability Law Firm: The Fear of Change
09/02/2014 by Federal Lawyer
The concept of a person, of what constitutes the differentiating identity of person X as opposed to Y, or multiple others, derives from the Greek etiology of "persona" -- of actors on a stage wearing costumes and masks, and able to portray a certain character in mostly tragic narratives entangling gods, men, love and jealousies. It is those differing masks which we put on -- of the joyful father, the loving husband, the implacable worker, the tireless servant, and so many others -- which in their constituted composite, represent the personhood of who we are. It is also, sadly, the interference and uncontrollable crisis which begins to fracture and break apart the very essence of being of a person. Medical conditions have a tendency to do just that. [...]
  FERS & CSRS Disability Standard Forms and the Proverbial Blank Slate
09/01/2014 by Federal Lawyer
The paradigm of a tabula rasa is a frightening one. It implies a complete negation of historical context, of evolutionary influence, and therefore denies instinct, nature, and pre-conditional implications. But clearly there are confines and parameters of behaviors, and different species of animals will act in specific ways peculiar to the individuality of the entity, while taking on certain imprinting models if surrounded by members of other species. [...]
  Disability Retirement from U.S. Federal Agencies: Creatures of Leviathan Proportions
08/30/2014 by Federal Lawyer
Leviathan is both a mythological sea creature, as well as the title of a famous book authored by Thomas Hobbes. It represents that uncontrollable entity of gargantuan proportions, unstoppable and thoughtlessly destructive. It takes on many forms, many faces; or none at all. It is an entity of nondescript characteristic, and engulfs countless lives marked by unidentified graves. [...]

 

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Welcome
You are invited to read the articles I have recently written concerning various aspects of the federal disability retirement process in the FedSmith, MyFederalRetirement.com, Postal Reporter, or visit my new blog on Federal Administrative Law at Lexis Nexis' Lawyers.com.
Then,call me for a free telephone consultation to discuss the specifics of your OPM Disability Retirement case:
1-800-990-7932

new Landmark success for many FERS Disability Retirement annuitants. Attorney Robert R. McGill has won a precedent-setting case for those individuals who are or were receiving FERS & SSDI benefits concurrently. In the past, when such individuals lost their SSDI benefits because of engaging in substantial gainful activity, OPM would refuse to recalculate the FERS annuity back to the original amount, despite the loss of the offset. Upon oral argument before a 3-Judge panel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed OPM's position, potentially impacting thousands of FERS annuitants who did not have their benefits recalculated. This is a major win for Federal Workers across the United States.

I am an attorney who specializes in Federal and Postal disability retirement law under CSRS and FERS. I have been successful at all levels of the Disability Retirement Application process -- from the initial submission of the applications; to the Second Stage of appeal -- the "Request for Reconsideration" Stage; to the final stage of appeal, before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

OPM Disability Retirement is a benefit granted to all Federal Employees who meet the criteria of "Disability". By "Disability", however, it does not mean that you must be completely physically incapacitated; rather, it means that you are no longer able to provide effective service in the essential elements of your job. As such, you do not need to be "totally disabled" in order to be eligible for Federal or Postal disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS.

The Office of Personnel Management carefully reviews all applications for Federal Disability Retirement. It is a benefit which should be looked at as an entitlement and an investment. Consequently, any OPM Federal Employee intending to file for Disability Retirement should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney.

If any Federal employee is contemplating filing for OPM disability retirement, he or she should contact me at 1-800-990-7932. You may also E-mail me at  federal.lawyer@yahoo.com.

Thank you.


Robert R. McGill, Esquire


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