Federal Disability Retirement
Washington DC Federal Employment Lawyer
If you intend to file for federal disability retirement, it is important that you seek the advice and counsel of an attorney who is well-versed in federal employment law. A Washington DC federal employment law attorney at the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC can provide you with the skilled and experienced legal assistance needed throughout the application process, from submitting your initial application through later stages of requesting reconsideration or final appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the agency which reviews all applications for federal disability retirement. In order to receive this retirement benefit, you must meet the requirements for disability. These requirements include:
- You have a disability that keeps you from being able to perform at least one essential function on your job. This disability stems from a disease or injury.
- Your disability is expected to continue for at least 1 year.
- You have completed at least 5 years of federal civil service under CSRS and 18 months under FERS
- Your agency has been unable to accommodate your medical condition.
- Your application to the OPM has been submitted within 1 year of the date you left federal service.
Once approved by the OPM, your disability retirement payments will begin on the date after you stopped working for the federal government due to your disability. The amount of the retirement payment will be based on a formula that considers your length of service, age, and salary at the time your disability began.
Consult with a DC Federal Employment Lawyer
To ensure that your application process goes smoothly, get the experienced legal assistance you need from an attorney at the firm who has proven results in representing clients in all aspects of federal employment matters, before the MSPB and other federal administrative agencies.
Contact a DC Federal Employment Law Attorney
if you need legal assistance in applying for and obtaining federal disability retirement today.