Federal Employee Disability Retirement Law

Category: Subpart B-Applications for Disability Retirement

FERS: §844.201 General Requirements

844.201 General Requirements Title 5 – Part 844:  Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Disability Retirement: Subpart B – Applications for Disability Retirement (a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (a)(3) and (a)(4) of this section, an application for disability retirement is timely only if it is filed with the employing agency before the employee or Member separates from service, or with the former employing agency or OPM within 1 year thereafter. (2) An application for disability retirement that is filed with OPM, an employing agency or former employing agency by personal delivery is considered filed on the date on which OPM,

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FERS: §844.202 Agency-Filed Disability Retirement Applications

§844.202 Agency-Filed Disability Retirement Applications Title 5 – Part 844:  Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Disability Retirement: Subpart B – Applications for Disability Retirement (a) Basis for filing an application for an employee. An agency must file an application for disability retirement of an employee who has 18 months of Federal civilian service when all of the following conditions are met: (1) The agency has issued a decision to remove the employee; (2) The agency concludes, after its review of medical documentation, that the cause for unacceptable performance, attendance, or conduct is disease or injury; (3) The employee is institutionalized,

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FERS: §844.203 Supporting Documentation

§844.203 Supporting Documentation Title 5 – Part 844:  Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Disability Retirement: Subpart B – Applications for Disability Retirement (a) An individual or agency filing an application for disability retirement is responsible for providing OPM with the evidence described in §844.201(b)(1), as well as whatever documentation OPM requires in order to determine whether the individual meets the eligibility requirements set forth in §844.103. The documentation must be provided in a form prescribed by OPM. Failure to sumbit the documentation required is grounds for dismissing the application. It is also the responsibility of the disability annuitant to obtain

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