Award of disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for a DVA employee
Andalman & Flynn Law Firm successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for a federal employee who worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as a Supply Technician. The annuitant suffered from orthopedic conditions including arthritis of the feet. Annuitant’s application for a disability retirement annuity was denied on initial application and the annuitant filed a request for reconsideration. Three days before the deadline to submit additional medical documentation, the annuitant contacted us for representation. We entered our appearance, requested an extension of time and collected documentation in support of the annuitant’s appeal including that the annuitant was: (1) removed from federal service due to medical inability to perform useful and efficient federal service; (2) a disabled veteran assigned a disability rating of 100%; and (3) awarded Social Security Disability benefits. In light of our submission, OPM granted the annuitant’s application on reconsideration.