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We understand that the thought of being unable to work due to injury or illness is something no one wants to face. While we hope this remains a hypothetical scenario for you, it is crucial to stay informed about the eligibility criteria for Social Security Disability...
Wondering how the latest OPM updates affect your retirement timeline or finances? Discover critical insights on the reduced retirement processing backlog and the new 2024 COLA adjustments! OPM Announces Quickest Retirement Processing in Years The Office of Personnel...
Do you know if your insurance benefits are the best option for you and your family? Open Season is a period each year when Federal employees can enroll in or make changes to their insurance elections. This year, Open Season will run from November 13 - December 11,...
Telework has become significantly more popular and sought after in recent years, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some federal agencies reported that during the pandemic, telework hours comprised more than 80% of total work time. At that time, the desire to...
How will the upcoming pay cut for federal firefighters impact you and the safety of our communities? Here’s the crucial information you need to navigate these changes. Understanding the Federal Firefighter Pay Reduction Federal firefighters are expecting a significant...
If you are considering applying for Federal Disability Retirement, it's important that you are aware of the different payments you will be receiving. There are interim payments, back pay, and your regular monthly annuity payment that you will be receiving throughout...
There are many roadblocks that federal employees can encounter when applying for FERS Disability Retirement. We strive to ensure our clients have the strongest application possible to avoid any costly mistakes. A lack of a service deficiency, insufficient medical evidence, mistakes on forms, and not going through the reasonable accommodation process are common roadblocks we see.
Federal Disability Retirement lasts until age 62, at which point this benefit will recalculate into your regular FERS retirement pension. Your regular FERS pension is calculated based on your creditable years of service and your high 3 average. The years you earned while on Federal Disability Retirement will count towards your retirement calculation.
Are you a federal employee with an injury or illness looking to retire from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)? Applying for Federal Disability Retirement through the TSA can be confusing, but we break down the specifics in this article. Regardless of where you are in the application process, it’s imperative to have supportive medical documents and legal representation.
Wondering how to solve your retirement problems? Federal Disability Retirement is a long term benefit that secures your retirement! Federal Disability Retirement provides four main benefits; a secure monthly annuity, creditable years of service, health and life insurance, and the ability to work in the private sector. To qualify you must have a medical condition that is preventing you from performing your current job.
Continuation of pay lasts for 45 calendar days and can provide you with income while you are waiting for your OWCP claim to be accepted. To qualify for continuation of pay you must have experienced a traumatic injury while on the job. If you are unable to return to full duty after your continuation of pay or OWCP runs out, you may qualify for Federal Disability Retirement.
OPM Retirement Backlog has increased in July after making steady progress to reduce the backlog earlier this year. This backlog has also increased processing times in the month of July, however, year-to-date processing times have remained consistent.
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