Federal Disability Retirement (FERS)
When your secure future is at stake, turn to us.
At Andalman & Flynn, we fight for and defend the rights of federal workers and United States Postal Service workers across the country to protect and secure their financial future. Almost all civilian federal workers and postal workers since the late 1980s are covered by FERS, the Federal Employees Retirement System. Workers who have been in the federal system longer than that may be covered instead by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS).
Obtain the Federal Disability Retirement benefits to which you’re entitled.
Imagine this scenario: You are a federal employee in a secure and high-ranking position within a federal government agency. You have 22 years of federal service, you rarely ever miss a day of work and have had nothing but outstanding performance reviews throughout your years of service. All of a sudden, the secure life that you have been enjoying is brought to a screeching halt because you suffer a severe head injury. You try to work but are unable to concentrate and have great difficulty with comprehension and memory to the point that you cannot satisfactorily perform your job duties anymore, and the agency has to have a co-worker pick up the slack. You also suffer from fatigue and headaches that cause you to miss work and your attendance becomes unacceptable. You are devastated by this, but feel that financially you cannot stop working. All you can think is, “What am I going to do and how am I going to financially survive?”
Help is on the way.
The Federal Disability Retirement—or FDR—is a right of all employees covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). After meeting certain requirements, covered federal workers can collect a portion of their salary if a medical condition prevents them from performing “useful and efficient” federal service in their position or a reasonably comparable position within the federal government. This benefit is not given as a favor or a handout. These disability retirement benefits are paid through retirement fund contributions made through payroll deductions over your years of federal service.
You need the premier federal disability lawyers.
Are you a federal worker covered under FERS who has become unable to work due to a medical condition? The federal disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn can help. We have experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who can answer any questions you may have and represent you through all stages of the initial application process as well as any necessary appeals, including going before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Our attorneys can also represent you on other disputes that may arise out of your health problems such as proposed removals and other disciplinary actions, claims for reasonable accommodations, the use of leave, and the continuation of health insurance.
We put the pieces of this complex puzzle together.
The application for FDR includes numerous forms that can be complex and difficult to assemble. The application is like a puzzle, with each piece going through different channels before it is compiled into a complete packet for submission to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Andalman & Flynn’s experienced staff will work with you on your application forms and statements. We will also work with the other necessary individuals and offices, which may include your:
- Agency human resources
- Payroll department
- Legal offices
- And OPM
Take advantage of Andalman & Flynn’s superior success rate in Federal Disability Retirement cases. Our dedicated team is here to help you receive the benefits you deserve. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
“Elliott and his staff won my case! Thank you again for all your help with my case. Elliott and his staff were outstanding to work with during this trying time for me and my family. I have a number of physical issues that hit me all around the same time, as well as complications from… one of my four surgeries I had within a four month period of time. I quickly exhausted all my sick and annual leave, leave donated to me, and also had been on three months of leave without pay. I was a U.S. Air Force program manager with a heavy workload. My team covered for me while I was out of the office and did a great job, but someone needed to be in my position doing the job on a daily basis. After learning that my primary care doctor, surgeon, and civilian doctor on base would support my disability claim, I did a search online and contacted Andalman & Flynn. Elliott and his staff were very understanding and supportive through the entire process. It was a trying time for my family and me to include the financial strain of missing so much work without pay. Elliott and his team were always available to answer questions, and even just talk when I needed them. I never waited longer than 24 hours for an email response or a returned call. Elliott and his team let me know every step of the FERS disability retirement application process and gave me an approximate time-line of the process from beginning to end. My case took approximately 10 months from start to finish. Understanding all cases are different and that some are decided in a shorter time or longer. My case was about the average time it takes to complete. Again, Elliott and his team were all over my case and even though this was a stressful time with all my health issues, I was at peace knowing they were always there for my family and me. My wife and I both appreciate the outstanding service, empathy, and support Elliott and his team displayed toward my family and me during this process.
I thank Elliott and his team again for all they have done for my family and me, and I highly recommend Andalman & Flynn to anyone looking for an outstanding and experienced firm in the field of disability law. Thank you Elliott!” Read more “Client Testimonial”
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