Last Updated on August 8, 2009 by Federal Disability Lawyer
Issues revolving around the initial application stage, during the application stage, and after the approval, are often of equal importance. This is because the approval of a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS will ensure the financial and economic survival and viability of the Federal or Postal employee. Thus, in the pre-approval stage of the process, it is often good to engage in some future planning: How hard will I fight for Social Security Disability? Will I be getting a part-time job to supplement my income? Where will I live? During the process of obtaining disability retirement, there is the long wait, and the ability to remain financially afloat while receiving little or no financial support. Post-approval, there are issues of the potential for receiving a Medical Questionnaire from the Office of Personnel Management. Whether the current doctor will continue to be supportive, or will I move and need to find another doctor? Because getting Federal disability retirement benefits is a life-long process, it is important to get sound legal advice from a competent attorney throughout the process — pre, during, and post process.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire