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Federal Disability Retirement (OPM)

You Do Not Need To Be “Totally Disabled”

Sughrue Law concentrates in the Federal Disability Retirement laws under CSRS and FERS. We know and understand all of the nuances of the Disability Retirement Application process — from the initial submission of the application to the Second Stage of appeal, and the final stage of appeal.

Disability does not mean you must be physically unable to work, out of action, or incapacitated; what it means is that you are no longer able to do your job in the manner in which you are required. In other words, you do not need to be “totally disabled” to be eligible for Federal or Postal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS.

Your Federal Disability Retirement will be carefully reviewed by The Office of Personnel Management (OPM). It is a benefit that should not be taken lightly or overlooked—this about your livelihood. Before making any decisions you should consult an attorney that is qualified to provide legal guidance for Federal Disability Retirement.

Alert: A federal employee is only eligible for federal disability up to one year after being separated from service. Please note there is a difference between applying for and electing to receive federal disability retirement benefits, call for more information.