Can everyone’s desire be placed under a single rubric, a single conceptual umbrella which captures the essence of human want? Is it happiness we all seek? A sense of security, or perhaps of joy, contentment, peace or love?
And if we were to all agree concerning the single most important goal for which we seek and strive, would we agree as to the definition of what it all means to each of us? If of happiness, what would constitute the particulars of it? For some, perhaps unlimited wealth? For others, of love, endless satisfaction, or a single lifelong partner to share one’s dreams and aspirations?
What about for the person who suffers from a medical condition — perhaps of being “pain free” is what he or she would seek? Of “good health” — is it something which we all seek but often take for granted and overlook?
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal job, what is sought is often a return to health. Federal Disability Retirement is one component of a wide variety of elements which assists in returning to a level of health, by relieving the stresses inherent in attempting to juggle work and health-issues.
While filing for FERS Disability Retirement benefits may not be the final goal or solution to that which we seek, it is one component within the multiple elements which make up for the array of those things we seek.
Consult with a FERS attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law in order to attain and satisfy at least one of those components. It is, in the end, an often-overlooked element necessary as a prerequisite for any of those other human goals — whether of happiness, contentment, peace or joy; and even of love.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire