FERS Medical Retirement for Federal Employees: Parting the Waters

Whether of metaphorical significance or physical reality, the Biblical narrative in Exodus is a phenomenon to which we can all relate: Of an obstacle in life; a realization for a way around, through or under it; an “aha” moment where the potential solution brings about the overcoming of a challenge or the expungement of a problem.

Medical conditions often tend to be such obstacles in life, and for Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition no longer allows you to perform all of the essential elements of your position with the Federal Government Agency or the U.S. Postal Service, preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is often viewed as the solution tantamount to the parting of the waters.

It may not be as dramatic as Charlton Heston’s role, and certainly not nearly as impactful as the narrative described in Exodus itself — yet, for the individual Federal or Postal employee, it is as significant as parting the waters.

Contact a disability lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of parting the waters by preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS, to be submitted to OPM.

Sincerely,

Robert R. McGill, Lawyer