Federal Disability Retirement Case Results

Case Results

Successful Rheumatoid Arthritis application for Department of Defense Employee

Attorney Michelle Prikhodko successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on initial application for a Department of Defense employee who was unable to work due to her debilitating medical conditions which included Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Attorney Prikhodko was able to gather significant evidence of disability despite the fact that the claimant was stationed overseas in a non-English speaking country.


Successful Sleep Disorder and Depression Application for Department of Justice Employee.

Attorney Michelle Prikhodko successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for a Department of Justice Legal Assistant who was unable to perform her job duties as a result of a sleep disorder and depression. The claimant had initially applied without the assistance of counsel and was denied a disability retirement. She then retained Andalman & Flynn to assist her on reconsideration. The claimant’s Agency attempted to remove the claimant as a result of her excessive absences, but Attorney Prikhodko fought the removal attempt and the claimant was ultimately retired on disability.


Successful Expedited Application for FERS Disability Retirement Benefits for Client with Breast Cancer

Attorney Michelle Amick Prikhodko successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on expedited initial application for a federal employee who worked for the Naval Research Center as a Program Analyst. The annuitant suffered from metastatic breast cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Bipolar Disorder.  The claim was expedited as a result of the claimant’s Stage IV breast cancer for which she was undergoing chemotherapy.


Successful Application for FERS Disability Retirement Benefits for U.S. Attorney with Chronic Back Pain

Represented by Attorneys Elliott Andalman and Michelle Amick Prikhodko, a former U.S. Attorney from the Department of Justice was awarded a FERS Disability Retirement as a result of his chronic back and joint pain, herniated discs and myofascial pain.


Award of disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for Department of Defense employee

Attorneys Elliott Andalman and Michelle Amick Prikhodko successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for a federal employee who worked for the Department of Defense as a Secretary. The annuitant suffered from severe mental illness, including Bipolar Disorder and Depression that prevented her from performing the duties of her position.


Successful Application for FERS Disability Retirement Benefits for Department of Veterans Affairs Employee

Represented by Attorney Michelle Amick Prikhodko, a client suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was awarded a FERS Disability Retirement as a result of his chronic mental illness.


Successful fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) application for USPS worker

Attorney Elliott Andalman successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on initial application for a federal employee who worked for the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Senior Public Relations Representative. The annuitant suffered primarily from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue…

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Award of disability retirement after MSPB trial for Human Resources Specialist at DVA

The Law Firm of Andalman & Flynn successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity at the MSPB level after a one half day hearing before an Administrative Judge (AJ) for a federal employee who worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as a Human Resources Specialist. The annuitant…

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Award of disability retirement annuity on appeal to the MSPB for EEO Counselor at the DOI

Attorney Elliott Andalman successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) for a federal employee who worked for the Department of Interior (DOI) as a Senior Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor. The annuitant suffered emotional…

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Successful MS application even with work at home accommodation for technical specialist at the FDA

The Law Firm of Andalman & Flynn successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on initial application for a federal employee who worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Technical Information Specialist. The annuitant suffered primarily from multiple sclerosis….

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Successful emotional illness application for a librarian at the Library of Congress

Attorney Elliott Andalman successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on initial application for a federal employee who worked for the Library of Congress. The annuitant suffered from emotional problems. Annuitant filed an application for a disability retirement annuity with the…

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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…

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Award of disability retirement annuity on second application for USPS Supervisor.

The Law Firm of Andalman & Flynn and Elliott Andalman, successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on reconsideration for a federal employee who worked for United States Postal Service (USPS) as a Customer Service Supervisor. The annuitant suffered from emotional impairments including…

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Successful back-problems and IBS application for USPS worker who resigned

Attorney Elliott Andalman successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity on initial application for a United States Postal Service (USPS) Mail Processor who had resigned due to medical conditions. The annuitant suffered from several medical conditions including irritable bowel syndrome…

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Award of disability retirement annuity on appeal to the MSPB for cost analyst at the DOD

The Law Firm of Andalman & Flynn successfully obtained a federal disability retirement annuity at the MSPB level for a federal employee who worked for Department of Defense (DOD) as a Cost Analyst. The annuitant suffered from severe emotional impairments including depression and PTSD. Without legal…

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