Why are changes so often unexpected? Do we expect that everything will always remain the same? Is it our expectations which require stability, or our needs?
Change is all around us. Decay and death are a daily part of nature. The incremental nature of change — of the slow, degenerative process of life which is barely perceptible from day to day, but clearly evident when one views frozen snapshots from decade to decade — allows us to fool ourselves that change is not inevitable.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who never expected that filing a FERS Disability Retirement application would ever be necessary, the resistance to change is a natural response — resistance first to the medical condition itself, of not accepting that it could “happen to me”, etc. Then, the resistance to taking the next steps in preparing, formulating and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application.
Yet, it is clear that the opposite is true: That change is to be expected, for that is the nature of the world.
Contact an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law. Change is a natural part of the process of life.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire