That is a question which is entirely dependent upon the individual facts and circumstances of the case at hand.
Everyone would like to believe that his or her Federal Disability Retirement case is a “sure thing”.
Some attorneys, perhaps, offer a “money-back guarantee” — but what is such a guarantee worth? To merely return the money, or some portion of it, if a case has failed to be approved? How hard do you think such an attorney will fight for your case if it gets denied at the First Stage of the process and it appears that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is going to fight to deny your case at every level of the administrative process?
There are few, if any, “slam dunk” cases, and OPM is a Federal Agency which guards its territory as if their life depended upon it — and well they should, as every Federal Disability Retirement application should be scrutinized to the extent that each must meet the legal criteria for approval and valid viability. But that is where the dispute and the battleground exists: It is the interpretation of the law and its interpretive application to each individual case.
Contact an OPM Disability Attorney who will fight for an approval of your Federal Disability Retirement case — one who has the experience, wisdom and fortitude to aggressively pursue your Federal Disability Retirement benefits, no matter how hard it is.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire