I am an attorney who specializes in Federal and Postal disability
retirement law under CSRS and FERS. I have been successful at all
levels of the Disability Retirement Application process -- from the
initial submission of the applications; to the Second Stage of appeal
-- the "Request for Reconsideration" Stage; to the final stage of
appeal, before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
OPM Disability Retirement is a benefit granted
to all Federal Employees who meet the criteria of "Disability". By
"Disability", however, it does not mean that you must be completely
physically incapacitated; rather, it means that you are no longer able
to provide effective service in the essential elements of your job. As
such, you do not need to be "totally disabled" in order to be eligible
for Federal or Postal disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS.
The Office of Personnel Management
carefully reviews all applications for Federal Disability Retirement.
It is a benefit which should be looked at as an entitlement and an
investment. Consequently, any OPM Federal Employee intending to file for
Disability Retirement should seek the advice and counsel of an
If any Federal employee is contemplating filing for OPM disability retirement, he or she should contact me at 1-800-990-7932. You may also E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire