OPM Disability Retirement under FERS: Volume of Words

Modernity provokes a society of volume — volume of voices, volume of choices, volume of everything — even of words.  There are no “great words of fiction” in a neat little volume, like Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”; and the short story is a lost art, the last and greatest master of it being from Ireland (i.e., William Trevor).  The art of subtlety has vanished; the single sentence which evokes a plethora of thought and contentment, no longer available.

Volume of words does not replace content of substance — just listen to “talk radio” or the numerous shows on television and you will see that the goal is to “fill the void”, even if the “filler” has nothing substantive to say.  When have you ever heard someone say on a subject, “Oh, I have nothing to say about it because I haven’t given it much thought, yet”?

For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition and must consider preparing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS, your Statement of Disability, the legal arguments you must make, and the medical documentation you must submit — all must rely upon the volume of words.

But such volume must also, by necessity in order to meet the legal criteria for eligibility under FERS Disability Retirement, be compiled and composed with precision, and not merely by a volume of words.  Contact a FERS Disability Lawyer who specializes in OPM Disability Retirement Law, and recognize that the volume of words cannot ever replace the substance of content.

Sincerely,

Robert R. McGill,
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.