All Federal Disability Retirement cases are weak at the outset. A Federal Disability Retirement case must be built from the foundation up — like houses, buildings, marriages and children. Is one FERS Disability Retirement case qualitatively different from another?
Sure — the potentiality exists, but unless properly prepared, almost all cases can be lost. There is the occasional one — a devastating, traumatic event which orthopedically disables an individual, leading him or her to have to retire medically from a physically-intensive position. But those are the rare exceptions, and exceptions never make the rule.
And don’t be misled: “Building” a Federal Disability Retirement case is neither illegal nor unethical: It is what must be done, properly, in order to effectively formulate a case. One must solicit and gather the supportive medical evidence, then build the case from that important foundation.
Contact a private OPM Attorney who specializes in preparing, formulating and filing (including representation at all stages of the Federal Disability Retirement process) an effective Federal Disability Retirement case. While your case may seem “weak” at the outset, it is the strength of building which will determine the ultimate outcome.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire