Big news here at Harris Federal Law Firm! We are excited to announce that Leah Bachmeyer has joined our firm as an associate attorney! Leah worked here part-time while attending school at the University of Kentucky College of Law. She graduated this past May and was recently sworn in after passing the Kentucky State Bar. While working here, Leah worked with Brad on cases taken to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), and also assisted with local personal injury cases. Leah plans to continue to work on those types of cases, as well as helping federal workers with their Office of Workers’ Compensation claims. We are sure that Leah will be a great asset to our team and look forward to working with her on a full-time basis.
What is Federal Disability Retirement?
Federal Disability Retirement is a benefit included in your FERS retirement plan that would allow you to retire early due to a medical condition that is preventing you from performing all the essential functions of your job. One of the application requirements for Federal Disability Retirement is that your agency is unable to accommodate you in your current position.
If you have requested accommodation, like the ability to telework, and your agency cannot provide it, or you still cannot perform your duties, you could still qualify for Federal Disability Retirement.
Harris Federal Law Firm has helped more than 8,000 federal employees apply for Federal Disability Retirement. We have seen many federal employees who were utilizing telework accommodations during the pandemic and were required to return to in-person work, only to find that they could no longer perform their job in person. We’ve also seen many medical conditions progress to the point where telework is no longer accommodating.
We understand how stressful these situations can be, and we urge you to reach out for help. Schedule a FREE consultation today.