Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) provides coverage to federal and postal workers who are no longer able to work due to a disability or medical condition. What does this coverage involve? By meeting certain requirements and correctly filling out the necessary paperwork, you’ll be able to collect Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits that will give you the financial support you need to survive.

Your medical condition may keep you from working, but it shouldn’t prevent you from being recognized for your years of federal service. At Andalman & Flynn, we fight for and defend the rights of federal and postal workers across the United States to protect and secure their financial futures—so, contact us today and we’ll help you navigate the CSRS application process to give you the best possible chance of success!

Obtaining CSRS Disability Benefits

Imagine this: You are a postal worker with more than a quarter of a century of service, and through rain and sleet, you rarely missed a day of work and have had nothing but outstanding performance reviews throughout your tenure. Then, you suffer a traumatic injury, such as a severe head injury.

Even though you are resilient and continue to show up, the lingering effects of your injury do not allow you to satisfactorily perform your job duties anymore, and the agency has to have a colleague pick up the slack. Repeated doctors’ visits cause you to miss work and your attendance becomes unacceptable. This all goes against your strong work ethic, but financially you cannot stop working.

You are likely wondering “what am I going to do?” and “how am I going to financially survive?”

Thankfully, there is help available, and it is help to which you are entitled. If you are a federal employee or postal worker covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you are eligible to receive Federal Disability Retirement (FDR) benefits. Once you’ve met certain requirements, you can collect a portion of your salary if a medical condition prevents you from performing “useful and efficient” civil service in your position or a reasonably comparable position within the federal government.

These benefits are not given to you as a favor or a handout—you have paid for them with contributions to your retirement fund through payroll deductions over your years of federal service.

Schedule a CSRS Consultation with Disability Lawyers in MD, VA & DC

Are you a postal or federal worker covered under CSRS that’s become unable to work due to a medical condition? The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Andalman & Flynn can represent you through all stages of the initial application process as well as any necessary appeals, including appearing before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

The application for CSRS benefits includes a complex series of forms that are put together in a packet for submission to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The process may seem overwhelming, but when you choose Andalman & Flynn, our experienced disability attorneys will work closely with you to make sure everything is clear and help you fill out all required applications. In order to give you the best chance of success, we will also work with any other necessary offices, which may include:

  • Supervisors
  • Doctors
  • Agency human resources
  • Payroll
  • Legal offices
  • OPM

Our staff has successfully obtained disability benefits for many clients covered under CSRS, and we invite you to read about our success with USPS Disability Retirement cases here. Don’t let your disability leave you financially devastated—schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced disability lawyers and we’ll fight to get you the benefits you’re entitled to.




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