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!
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For more than 30 years, Andalman & Flynn has successfully represented clients in a broad range of disability matters, both in and out of the courtroom. Our goal is to set you up for success and this checklist is a great starting point.
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.
“Both last year and this year the Office of Personnel Management threatened to take away my disability because I had made too much money in a previous year, and was therefore no longer disabled. However, their information was incorrect both times. Immediately Zubaidah Haamid and Elliott Andalman confronted OPM with the true facts, and got… OPM to back down both times. Without the assistance of Ms. Haamid and Mr. Andalman, I would have surely lost my disability. As I said, I have used the firm of Andalman & Flynn two times and have been extremely happy with the results both times. I highly recommend Andalman & Flynn as an extremely high quality legal firm and if I ever need an attorney again, I will not hesitate to use them again.” Tony, Denver, CO Read more “Repeat Client”