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Latest Articles:
  Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Danger of Forecasting
04/22/2014 by Federal Lawyer
The accuracy of forecasting a future event is based upon the validity of present facts and information, and generated within a program of patterns relying upon past mesodels. But as present circumstances can change at any given moment, and unforeseen [...]
  Federal Worker Disability Retirement: The Noise of our Lives
04/21/2014 by Federal Lawyer
Is noisiness determined solely by the physical vibrations and reverberations impacting upon the mechanism of our ears? Can one be overwhelmed by internal noises, shouting and clamor despite sitting in the quietude of a noiseless room? [...]
  Federal and Postal Disability Retirement: Suburban Sketches
04/19/2014 by Federal Lawyer
Within the past 2 weeks: a rabbit’s nest is discovered in the back yard; then, in the early morning dawn of the next morning, that same discovery is met with a predator whose presence is feared only in the limited universe of suburbia — the neighborhood cat. Laying with [...]
  Federal Employee Medical Retirement: Cartesian Bifurcation
04/18/2014 by Federal Lawyer
Modern philosophy is often considered to have begun with the French philosopher, Descartes; this is perhaps unfortunate, for the resulting inward navel gazing which was precipitated and the subsequent conceptual bifurcation between mind and body, [...]
  Medical Retirement for Federal Workers: Achieving the Objective
04/17/2014 by Federal Lawyer
We often hear of people striving to achieve "the good life", or perhaps, sometimes it is characterized as the "easy life"; one of leisure, pleasure, lack of worries (financial or otherwise), and at least in evocative pictorial representations, surrounded [...]
  Federal Gov. and USPS Disability Retirement: The Rise
04/16/2014 by Federal Lawyer
It is attributed to objects and people; the sun does it in the morning and the moon at night; tides rise and fall; employment rates, statistical variables; the careers of people; and for this coming week, the anticipation of religious significance and theological arguments [...]
  Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: Fault Lines
04/15/2014 by Federal Lawyer
In Geology, fault lines involve plate tectonic forces and planar fractures which reveal significant evidence for causes of earthquakes and help in determining and predicting areas of subduction zones and active faults which likely will result in future [...]

 

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Approval of Disability by the Social Security Administration
Legal Analysis of Non-Statutory Laws


Approval of Disability by the Social Security Administration: In Trevan v. Office of Personnel Management, 69 F.3d 520, 526-27 (Fed. Cir. 1995), the Federal Circuit Court found that in making a determination of eligibility for disability retirement under FERS, the Board must consider an award of SSA disability benefits together with medical evidence provided by the appellant to OPM, and other evidence of disability. This is because the Federal Circuit Court wanted a consistency of determinations concerning disabilities, by all governmental agencies and departments. Social Security obviously has a stricter standard, and requires that an applicant be "totally disabled" in order to award benefits. I have effectively argued that similar determinations by other governmental agencies (such as the Veterans Administration) should also be required to be considered by the Office of Personnel Management.




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