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  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 [...]
  OPM FERS/CSRS Disability Retirement: Decorative Bookends
04/14/2014 by Federal Lawyer
Such a niche industry, whether by individual craftsmen or in factory output, must have recognized years ago that trouble lay ahead. For, with the transfer of the reading public (which in itself is shrinking daily) from paper to electronic medium in the form of ebooks, [...]
  Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: Substantive Reorganization
04/12/2014 by Federal Lawyer
It used to be that social conventions, customs, values and mores were deemed inviolable and unchangeable; then, when Western Philosophy realized that complex problems and conundrums could be solved by merely tinkering with language, and that the elasticity [...]
  Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Trifecta
04/11/2014 by Federal Lawyer
It is a type of betting where the order is important, and where all three must finish as declared, and if any one of the sequence is different, it matters not whether the one correctly deemed to be first, in fact places first. We often view our lives as if we are engaged [...]

 

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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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