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 (USPS) workers nationwide to protect and secure their financial futures. Nearly all federal workers and postal workers since the late 1980s are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Workers who have been in the federal system longer than that may be covered instead by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). Whether you are covered by FERS or CSRS, our attorneys can help you navigate the legal processes necessary to secure the federal disability retirement benefits to which you’re entitled. Contact us to get started today!
Understanding the Federal Employees Retirement System
What Is FERS?
Imagine being a federal employee in a secure, high-ranking position within a U.S. government agency. For the past 22 years, you have dedicated your life to service, rarely missing a day’s work and boasting outstanding performance throughout your career. Suddenly, the secure life you’ve built seems to come to a screeching halt after you suffer a severe head injury and are no longer able to perform your everyday job functions. In a scenario like this, what will you do to financially survive?
Enter the Federal Disability Retirement (FDR).
This is a special right of all employees covered under the FERS. Once they meet certain requirements, federal workers may 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. Disability retirement benefits are paid through retirement fund contributions made through payroll deductions over your years of federal service.
How Can Andalman & Flynn Help?
The application process for FDR includes numerous forms that can be complex and difficult to understand and assemble. At Andalman & Flynn, our experienced federal disability lawyers will work closely with you to complete your application and submit it to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for consideration. Our skilled attorneys proudly serve federal and postal workers throughout the United States, and will also help coordinate with other necessary individuals and offices in the submission of your application, including:
- Human resources
- Payroll department
- Legal offices
Andalman & Flynn’s experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can answer any questions you may have, representing you through all stages of the initial application process as well as any necessary appeals. Should your appeal go before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), our team will provide you with representation necessary to help you secure the benefits to which you’re entitled. We can also represent you on other disputes that may arise out of your health issues, including proposed removals, disciplinary actions, claims for reasonable accommodations, the use of leave, and the continuation of health insurance. Schedule your initial consultation with our federal disability attorneys to get the expert legal guidance you need!
Serving Federal & Postal Workers Nationwide
Our Maryland-based law firm doesn’t just serve federal and postal workers in the Old Line State: We are proud to represent clients nationwide who need assistance recovering their FERS benefits. Don’t let your years of dedicated service and financial stability come crumbling down due to a life-changing personal injury. Allow our federal disability attorneys to help you recover the benefits to which you’re entitled by scheduling an initial consultation with our team today!
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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When you need experienced legal counsel, turn to Andalman & Flynn. Our renowned team is here to provide vigorous representation for your most pressing family law and disability law issues and disputes.
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