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Alan Lescht and Associates provides legal advice and counsel in connection with applications for federal disability retirement benefits.
If you are a federal employee with a disability, you may be eligible for disability retirement benefits. Disability retirement is a category of federal retirement benefits. There are several requirements for eligibility. First, you must suffer from a medical condition or disability that is expected to last for at least a year and that causes you to be disabled in at least one essential element of your job. Second, your agency must certify that it is unable to provide reasonable accommodations that would enable you to keep working. Finally, you must also meet length of service requirements.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) processes applications for disability retirement benefits. OPM has strict filing deadlines. OPM must receive your application within one year from the date of your separation from the agency. It may take several months to obtain all of the medical documentation needed to submit your application, so you should get started as soon as possible.
The benefits you receive depend on several factors, including whether you are under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), your salary, and whether you receive any other benefits.
If you are applying for federal disability retirement, we can help. Our attorneys will work with you to evaluate your case, discuss your options, and develop a strategy to submit the strongest application possible. Alan Lescht and Associates represents federal government employees in connection with applications for federal disability retirement:
Send us an email or call us at (202) 463-6036 to speak with an experienced employment attorney. Alan Lescht and Associates offers strategic and results-driven legal services to federal government employees around the world.