OPM will often make different and multiple arguments in denying a Federal Disability Retirement case. Sometimes, they will make a single, or double argument; at others, it will appear as if a shotgun blast has been expelled in your direction.
Do you need to argue each and every point? Each and every sub-paragraph? Likely not.
Most of the arguments are merely different in their surface; the different arguments can be categorized under general headings, such as, “Insufficient medical evidence” or “lack of service deficiencies” — the two main categories which OPM focuses upon, in addition to a third, “No accommodations requested or provided”.
By categorizing the different arguments under a more generic and manageable major category, you can then begin to address the concerns expressed by OPM. Better yet, contact an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of rebutting the different arguments of OPM.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire