OPM Disability Retirement Benefits: False Coinage

Technically, it is the private minting of a transactional currency by which goods are bought and sold or, to put it bluntly, counterfeit money.

The term, however, can be used in other contexts implying falsity of belief or fraudulence of engagements.  Examples: She believed in the false coinage that tomorrow would be a better day just by sheer force of will; he accepted the false coinage of her handshake while knowing that behind his back, she would laugh and make fun of him.  Or: The false coinage of history’s lesson is that human beings learn from their mistakes, when in fact repetition of such folly reveals the very opposite.

We all accept such false coinage, although we like to think that we are smarter than that.

For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal job, the false coinage often involves the belief that the medical condition will simply get better over time, and that the Federal agency or the Postal service will be patient enough to wait for your eventual recovery.

Consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS, lest the false coinage accepted results in an untimely termination from your Federal or Postal job.  Consult with an OPM Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.  It may prevent the future transaction of accepting such false coinage.

Sincerely,

Robert R. McGill, Esquire