Military Disability Retirement in Tampa, Florida
Andalman & Flynn: successfully piecing together the puzzle of the Federal Disability Retirement Application for military employees across Tampa, Florida.
Are you a military worker in Tampa, Florida that’s become unable to satisfactorily perform your job duties due to a disabling medical condition? At Andalman & Flynn, our attorneys fight for and defend the rights of military workers like you to protect and secure their financial futures.
All new military employees 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).
To maximize your chances of successfully obtaining military disability retirement benefits in Tampa, Florida, contact the federal disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn today.
Obtaining Military Disability Retirement Benefits in Tampa, Florida
Imagine this: You are a military employee in a secure and high-ranking position. You have 22 years of military service, with nothing but outstanding performance reviews throughout your years of service. Then, suddenly, you suffer a severe injury. The secure life that you have been enjoying is brought to a screeching halt.
You try to continue working, but can no longer focus. Issues with comprehension and memory have made it nearly impossible to satisfactorily perform your job duties, and a co-worker has to pick up the slack. Chronic fatigue and headaches cause you to miss work until your attendance becomes unacceptable. This is devastating to you, but you 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?”
If you’re a member of the military based in Tampa, Florida, know that there is assistance available, and it is help to which you are entitled. Federal Disability Retirement—or FDR—is a right of all employees covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), including members of the military. If a medical condition prevents you from performing “useful and efficient” military service in your position or a reasonably comparable position within the agency, you will be able to collect a portion of your salary, pending certain requirements. This is not a favor or a handout! You have contributed to your retirement fund through payroll deductions over your years of service—meaning that you have earned military disability retirement benefits.
Military Disability Lawyers in Tampa, Florida
Are you a military worker covered under FERS who has become unable to work due to a disabling medical condition? The disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn are committed to maximizing your success through this process, and have years of experience navigating the military disability retirement system. We can represent you through all stages of the initial application process and answer any questions that arise along the way to ensure you’re well informed.
We can also represent you on any necessary appeals, including going before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and on any other disputes that may arise out of your health problems. This can include:
- Disciplinary actions, such as proposed removals
- Claims for reasonable accommodations
- Use of leave
- Continuation of health insurance.
To obtain military disability retirement benefits through the FERS system, you must complete an application consisting of various forms that can be rather challenging to piece together. The application is like a puzzle with each piece going through different channels before it is put together as a complete packet for submission to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Our experienced military disability retirement attorneys in Tampa, Florida will work with you to accurately complete all application forms and statements, working with the other necessary offices to do so, such as your:
- Agency human resources
- Legal offices
- And OPM
If you’re seeking military disability retirement in Tampa, Florida, choosing lawyers with experience and compassion is critical to the success of your claim. The attorneys at Andalman & Flynn have your best interests at heart. We will do everything we can to maximize your chances of success with an application that accurately represents your situation, drawing on years of experience with each claim. We have an extremely high success rate on these cases and invite you to read about some of the individual Federal Disability Retirement cases we have won throughout the years.
Protect your financial future with help from the attorneys at Andalman & Flynn. Contact us today for more information about obtaining military disability retirement benefits in Tampa, Florida!
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