Two elements which are required for many activities engaged in: Coordination and focus — although, often, because we do it without deliberative intent, we barely even recognize the importance of their interplay in daily activities. Walking; running; working on a project; sitting down; remaining on the computer either generating or reading documents; cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner; taking a dog out for a walk.
Muscular hand-eye coordination; the ability to focus, be attentive, have the sustained mental acuity and judgment in making micro-decisions in a consistent manner (i.e., where to put your foot as you take your next step; does X come after Y?; do I pick up the frying pan with my left hand or right?). It is only when you have lost your dexterity in muscular coordination, or lack the focus and concentration because of a cognitive difficulty — then, all of a sudden, the combination of focus and coordination reveal their prominence in daily life.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS becomes a necessity, the loss of coordination and focus becomes impactful when preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application.
Consult with an OPM Disability Attorney who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of coordinating the multi-factorial elements of an effective Federal or Postal Disability Retirement application, including preparing the Applicant’s Statement of Disability, advancing the relevant legal arguments, compiling the necessary medical documentation, etc.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire