Much of life is on autopilot. It is merely a stated fact. If we were always in control; if we had to manually drive the engine of life without pause, cessation or temporary alleviation; if we could never take a break away from the daily chaos of responsibilities, obligations, needs and purposes — then, either the asylum of our own creations or the dictates of a dystopian universe would come crashing down upon us.
Those few moments when we believe that destiny and fate are within our grasp and control — that is the time when we may manage to “change course”. The opportunity comes rarely in this life. Sometimes, the outside forces necessitate it. At other times, for those very few, a self-motivated act of the will allows for it.
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 or Postal job, the time to change course is necessitated by the medical condition itself.
It is not something which you wanted to do, but is mandated by those uncontrollable, outside forces. Contact a FERS Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of changing course.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
Federal Disability Retirement Attorney