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Qualifying for Disability Retirement

If you are a federal employee who has a medical condition that prevents you from performing “useful and efficient” service in your position, you may be able to qualify for Federal Disability Retirement. In this article we will outline the qualification standards for federal employees and help you understand if this benefit is right for…

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Work Federal Disability

If you are approved for Federal Disability Retirement you will get an annuity that is calculated based off your High 3 average salary. What is the High 3 Average for Federal Disability Retirement? Your high-3 average pay is the highest average basic pay you earned during any 36 consecutive months of service. Your basic pay…

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  Our recent webinar covered Federal Employees’ Rights to Federal Disability Retirement. This is an especially important topic that brought up a lot of great questions during the webinar. Watch the webinar This article outlines some of those questions and goes in-depth into the answers to those questions. Our hope is to help you understand…

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OPM Federal

There have been a lot of recent changes to regulations that may affect Federal Employees directly and we want to make sure that you are kept up to date with any recent changes to help prepare you in advance. On October 6, 2020, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sent out a proposal stating that…

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Federal Disability Retirement Survivor Annuity

Any federal employee covered under the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is eligible to leave a survivor annuity that will be given to his or her spouse, upon their death. This survivor annuity determines how much your spouse can receive from your pension if you pass away in retirement before your spouse. If you are…

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OPM Federal Performance Regulations

On September 17, 2019, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its final regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions that will go into effect on November 16, 2020. This final rule builds on to the executive order (E.O) 13839 that was…

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Judge approves mandatory USPS overtime

Federal Judge Victor Marrero has given a ruling on Jones v. USPS that will allow for late and extra trips in preparation for an influx of mail-in ballots for this year’s upcoming election. This ruling will allow USPS postal workers to receive pay for any overtime from October 26, 2020 to November 6,2020. Why is there…

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OPM disability retirement lawyer

You may have recently come across news stating that President Donald Trump issued an executive memorandum authorizing employers to defer Social Security tax deductions from employees’ paychecks between September 2020 to December 31, 2020. This is a particularly important topic to cover as it will affect federal workers differently than private sector workers. This executive…

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Our recent webinar covered one of our most popular topics, the differences between FERS Federal Disability Retirement and OWCP Federal Workers’ Compensation. This is a complex subject and brought up a lot of questions during the webinar. We outlined some of the most important ones here. Read on for the answers! Watch the webinar Q:…

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In our recent webinar we covered how federal employees can protect their financial future with Federal Disability Retirement. There were a lot of great questions and we’re going to go in-depth with some of our answers here. This is a very relevant subject, as more and more federal employees become concerned about the impact of…

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