The “end of year” and beginning of the new year is a good reminder for people, that once you are separated from Federal Service, you only have one (1) year to file for Federal Disability retirement benefits. Furthermore, many people are separated from service right around this time, and just remember: You can always “supplement” a Federal disability retirement application with additional medical reports, documentation, etc.; however, unless you file the necessary forms before the deadline, you cannot do anything. The first and most important step in the process is to always file on time; thereafter, you can make other additional medical and legal arguments on behalf of your case.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire