The federal disability attorneys at Andalman & Flynn fight for and defend the rights of federal workers and United States Postal Service (USPS) workers in the Tampa, FL region and throughout the country. We are dedicated to protecting and securing their financial futures through the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
All federal workers and postal service workers since the late 1980s are protected by FERS, while workers who have served for longer may be covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) instead.
If you are applying for coverage under FERS, the knowledgeable federal disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn have the expertise necessary to help you navigate the process. Our team has years of industry experience serving federal and postal service workers throughout Tampa and beyond, doing everything in our power to provide them with the best chance at success. Contact our team to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how we can offer the legal representation you need to obtain FERS benefits in Tampa today!
Obtaining Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) Benefits in Tampa
Imagine being a hardworking federal employee in a high-ranking position within a government agency in Tampa: You’ve been in the industry for 22 years, you’ve rarely missed a day of work, and all your supervisors rave about your performance. Suddenly, you suffer a traumatic injury that brings the life you worked so hard to build to a screeching halt. You are no longer able to perform your work duties, causing your performance to suffer. How will you financially survive the struggle?
Enter Federal Disability Retirement (FDR).
FDR is a right of all employees covered under the FERS in the Tampa region and beyond. Once you’ve submitted your application and you’ve qualified for coverage, these benefits will provide the support you need to remain financially secure. You may be able to continue collecting a portion of your salary if a medical condition prevents you from being able to perform “useful and efficient” federal service in your position or a reasonably comparable position. These payments aren’t a handout, but rather something you’ve already earned through your retirement fund payroll deductions over your years of federal service. To learn more about your right to FDR and the FERS, consult with your federal disability lawyer at Andalman & Flynn today.
Applying for FERS in Tampa
If you’re a federal worker covered under the FERS who has become unable to work due to a serious injury or medical condition, Andalman & Flynn can help. Our federal disability attorneys have years of experience serving federal and postal service workers throughout the Tampa region and beyond. We are able to answer any questions you may have, guiding you through each stage of the initial application process and any necessary appeals, including going before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Our attorneys work closely with you, representing you on any and all disputes that may arise out of your health problems, including:
- Proposed removals and other disciplinary actions
- Claims for reasonable accommodations
- Use of leave
- Continuation of health insurance
Applying for FDR in Tampa can be a complex process involving many different forms that can be difficult to piece together on your own. Andalman & Flynn helps simplify this process by providing expert guidance to ensure the best outcome for your FDR application. We’ll help you complete and submit an accurate packet to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for consideration. Not only that, but we’ll also help coordinate with any other necessary offices or personnel that may be involved with approving or denying your claim, including:
- Agency human resources
- Legal offices
Ensure your financial future is secure following a life-altering event that impacts your federal employment status — contact Andalman & Flynn’s federal disability lawyers today!
Schedule a Consultation with Andalman & Flynn!
If you’re covered by FERS in Tampa, Andalman & Flynn has the legal experts necessary to help you get the coverage to which you’re entitled. We’ll help put together the pieces of the puzzle, representing your best interests through every step of the application process. Don’t just take our word for it: Read about some of the individual Federal Disability Retirement cases we’ve won for our clients throughout the country. Make your case the next one we win: Contact our team to consult with our federal disability attorneys today.