It is very important that your physician understand the qualifications that will be required by OPM to match up the disability that they’ll require. Your physician must be able to not only provide what the medical conditions are, what your restrictions are, but also, match them up with the requirements for disability of OPM.
If approved for OPM disability retirement, you are entitled to 60% of your wages for the first year and 40% thereafter up through age 62. How they determine that 60% is they look at your high three. They average out your best three years of earnings and whatever that comes to for those three… Read More »
OPM disability retirement will pay you through age 62. After age 62, it is reclassified to regular retirement. So anyone from 18 or 25 up through 62 is allowed to apply for and receive payments for opium disability retirement.
You do not need to be totally disabled to apply for or receive OPM disability retirement. The question is whether or not you can perform the job that you were doing or an accommodated position with your employer. For instance, if you’re a welder in a federal job and you injure yourself and your… Read More »
It is a requirement if you wish to apply for OPM disability retirement to apply for social security disability. You don’t need to actually be accepted for social security disability but it is a requirement that you make that initial application and provide the confirmation of application when you apply for OPM disability.
You can pursue your OPM disability claim on your own. There are three parts to the application, your part, the physician part, and the employer part. The problem could be that if you don’t know exactly what OPM requires from a medical standpoint to meet disability, it may be possible that they will ask… Read More »
OPM disability retirement allows the individual who is approved to go out and work someplace else and make up to 80% of what they were earning at their prior job. They also continue to receive the benefits of insurance paid by the Federal Government, just as it was paid by the employer. So they… Read More »
OPM disability retirement is administered through the Office of Personal Management for federal employees who can no longer perform the jobs that they were hired to do or an accommodated position. If approved, they can get a supplemental payment through age 62 and get their insurance benefits covered just as they did when they… Read More »
An attorney with experience in OPM disability can be sure that all the necessary parts of your application and your proof of eligibility for OPM disability are there, available, and essentially allow you to win your case. Without an attorney, it’s most likely that all elements of the claim will not be submitted, and… Read More »
The difference is that OPN Disability Retirement is available only to federal employees unable to perform their job and able to prove disability under that system. Social Security disability is available to all employees who have paid into the system whether through a public sector or private sector job. The thing to remember and… Read More »