Beware the goal reached; for, it often results in the loss of vigilance, a sense of completion, a notion that being ever protective can now cease. We tend to think in terms of “finish lines” and projects completed; and upon reaching and satisfying that goal, a “letting up” occurs.
The underachiever who believes that he or she need not put any further effort into things because of an early series of conquests and accomplishments; the marriage partner who concludes that no contribution is further required once the proverbial knot is tied; the traveler who let’s his guard down upon avoiding the highway robbers known to lurk in a given area — all, wrong assumptions and dangerous presumptions.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who file for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, and for those who obtain an approval from OPM — remember that getting an approval from OPM does not mean that OPM cannot take away your benefits in the future. Maintaining and safeguarding your OPM Federal Disability Retirement benefits is just as important as securing it in the first place.
Robert R. McGill
Federal Disability Lawyer