Will OPM Approve My Disability Claim Without a Physician’s Statement?

The “Physician’s Statement” is the most important part of your application for FERS Disability Retirement.  Without a well-written, detailed testimonial from your doctor, it is highly unlikely that your disability claim will be approved. So, what can you do if you find yourself in a situation where your doctor declines to provide a statement?  This article presents one (real-world) example of how you may be able to overcome a missing SF 3112C.

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FERS Disability Retirement: Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?

FERS Disability Retirement: Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?

If you are a federal or postal worker who has been terminated from your position as the result of a medical condition, you may be entitled to severance pay. Although you are not allowed to collect severance pay AND FERS Disability Retirement (FDR) concurrently, severance pay can provide you much needed income during the several months you are waiting for OPM to process your FDR claim. This article discusses some of the complexities of severance pay as it relates to FDR and provides information and resources for those interested in exploring this topic further.

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