That is often the crucial question, is it not? How does one get started?
In other areas of our lives, we know the procedures: In starting a car, we get in, put a foot on the break pedal, then either turn the key or (as in the more recent, technologically advanced vehicles) push a button; then, put on our seatbelt (unless that was done first), release the brake and push down on the accelerator. Or, in the ordered scheduling at work: Review calendar; complete any leftover tasks from the previous day; return phone calls, etc.
The very concept of “getting started” presumes a certain set of knowledge which enables and empowers one to initiate the actions required. But how do you even contemplate “getting started” when the “it” is completely foreign, alien, and unknown?
Federal Disability Retirement is one such animal; and in getting started, the best way is to follow the age-old adage of a Chinese proverb: The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step — and that step should be to consult with an Federal Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
Contact an OPM Medical Retirement Lawyer who has the knowledge to begin the process of Federal Disability Retirement, as the initiating “first step” in getting started.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire