Whether religious or not, most are familiar with the general passages from Ecclesiastes. In the Old King James Version, the poetic refrain; the beautiful cadence; the self-evident and comforting idea that the “rightness” of something and the perfection of “fitting” occurs under the heavens; that, somehow fate is already determined and we need to simply become attuned to the changes in our lives.
When there is a discordance between what we are doing and how the objective world is responding to our actions — that is when a sense of unrest occurs. The old adages can pile up: Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole; failing to hit the nail on its head; kicking against the goads, etc. Somehow, we all know about being a misfit in life.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, it is important to recognize that there is a time for change.
Federal Disability Retirement benefits may be that change required by your particular circumstances, at this particular time, within the uniqueness of your situation. While not as poetically stated as in the King James Version, consider consulting with an OPM Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire