Are you a federal employee in the New York, NY area with a medical condition that’s preventing you from working? If you fear you won’t be able to properly care for your family, know that there is a solution.
The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) provides coverage to federal and postal workers in New York who are no longer able to work due to a disability or medical condition. By meeting certain requirements and correctly filling out the necessary paperwork, you’ll be able to collect the Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits that will give you the financial support you and your family need.
At Andalman & Flynn, we fight for and defend the rights of federal and postal workers in New York, NY and across the United States to protect and secure their financial futures. If you need assistance with your claim, contact us today and we’ll help you navigate the CSRS application process to give you the best possible chance of success!
Filing for CSRS Disability Benefits in New York
Imagine this: You are a postal worker in New York, NY with more than a quarter of a century of service. Through rain and sleet, you rarely missed a day of work and have had nothing but outstanding performance reviews throughout your tenure. Then suddenly, you suffer a traumatic injury—a severe head injury that has made the average work day a challenge.
You are resilient and continue to show up, but your injury has lingering effects that do not allow you to satisfactorily perform your job duties anymore. The agency has to have a colleague pick up the slack. Repeated doctors’ visits cause you to miss work, and your attendance eventually becomes unacceptable. This all goes against your strong work ethic, but financially you cannot afford to stop working.
You are likely asking yourself: What am I going to do? How am I going to financially survive?
Thankfully, there is help available, and it is help to which you are entitled. If you are a federal employee or postal worker covered under NY’s Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you are eligible to receive Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits. Once you’ve met certain requirements, you can collect a portion of your salary if a medical condition prevents you from performing “useful and efficient” civil service in your position or a reasonably comparable position within the federal government.
These benefits are not given to you as a favor or a handout—you have earned them with contributions to your retirement fund through payroll deductions over your years of federal service.
Schedule a Consultation with Disability Lawyers Serving New York, NY
If you are you a postal or federal worker covered under CSRS in New York and are suffering from a disabling medical condition that’s made it impossible for you to complete your work, Andalman & Flynn can provide you with legal assistance. Our experienced and knowledgeable disability attorneys represent CSRS Protection Board (MSPB).
The application for CSRS benefits in NY involves a complex series of forms that are put together in a packet for submission to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). At Andalman & Flynn, we understand that this process can seem stressful and overwhelming at times, but you can rest assured our team of experienced disability attorneys will work closely with you to make sure everything is clear and help you fill out all required applications accurately.
In order to give you the best chance of success, we will also work with any other offices that may be involved with your claim, including:
- Agency human resources
- Legal offices
At Andalman & Flynn, our staff has successfully obtained disability benefits for many clients covered under CSRS throughout New York, NY and across the nation. We invite you to read about our record of success with USPS Disability Retirement cases, as well as the experiences of our legal team so you can make a well-informed decision.
Your disability doesn’t have to leave you financially devastated. The disability attorneys at Andalman & Flynn can help you apply for CSRS benefits in New York, NY to get you the best chance of success. Schedule your free initial consultation to get started.