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We are now 7 years into the War on Whoever it Is We Are Fighting. One good result, perhaps, is that the US has overcome the "Vietnam disease" of taking out their frustration on the men and women fighting the war.
One key safeguard is the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act - which used to be called the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940. The date at the end tells you how old the Act was before it was modified. What is amazing still is how few... Read More
I keep getting the same feedback that tells me that people are still receiving erroneous information: SSA disability benefits do NOT have to be applied for first before you file for OPM Disability retirement benefits. In fact, the Office of Personnel Management only needs the receipt showing that a disability retirement annuitant filed for SSA disability benefits at the time of approval. Further, OPM would actually prefer that the SSA denial was... Read More
Summer is almost at an end. The Postal Service, through the auspices of the Office of Personnel Management, is offering Voluntary Early Retirement (VER). For many, this is a positive thing; the decision to take the VER should be a financial decision. An analysis comparing the monetary return should be made between what an employee would receive under the VER and under disability retirement; if the financial difference is great, then obviously the... Read More
When people call me to ask if they need legal representation in filing for disability retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, I try and provide as "objective" an opinion on the matter as possible. I represent hundreds of people in filing for, and obtaining, disability retirement benefits; it is my specialty, and it is how I make a living. At the same time, however, I believe that I can be completely honest in providing guidance as to whether... Read More