Phone: 1-800-680-3210
(202) 462-4000
Email: lawyer@disabilityretirement.com

For the past 25 years, I have won disability retirement benefits for Federal and Postal employees. Those benefits not only insure a monthly income but in almost all cases, continuing medical coverage.

I have won disability retirement benefits for Federal and Postal employees working in dozens of different agencies and in every conceivable type of job.

I have won for those disabled by depression, panic attacks and bipolar disorder; for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and for those suffering the chronic pain of carpel tunnel syndrome, degenerative back diseases and migraine headaches.

I have won disability retirement benefits for injured Postal employees already on workers’ compensation but at whit's end with OWCP’s shenanigans; for Federal employees targeted for suspension or firing because their agency refused to believe that they were too sick to work and for Federal government employees wrongfully charged with AWOL and those given the hassle of their lives because they dared to request sick leave, FMLA, or LWOP.

I have won disability retirement benefits for Federal and Postal employees nationwide, from Indiana to Texas, from California to New York, even though my law office is in Washington, DC, just 20 blocks from OPM headquarters.

Call or email me, Harvey Friedman, Attorney at Law, for a free phone consultation. You can reach me directly from anywhere in the continental United States at 1-800-680-3210 or in the DC Metro area 202-462-4000.

Better still; email me at Lawyer@disabilityretirement.com. Describe your major symptoms. Describe your major job duties; tell me how your symptoms interfere with you performing one or more of those job duties. I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

 



TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
>> Earnings from Other Employment
>> Eligibility
>> Getting Paid by the Government
>> Getting the Doctor on Your Side
>> Winning My Case
 
SUBJECT: Earnings from Other Employment  

  1.   Can I work in another job after I retire from my government job on disability?
  2.   Is there an earnings limitation in that other job?
  3.   If I lose my disability annuity by earning too much, can I ever get it back?
    
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SUBJECT: Eligibility  

  1.   What is disability retirement?
  2.   How long do I have to work for the government in order to be eligible for disability retirement?
  3.   How long must the disability be likely to last before I am eligible for disability retirement?
    
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SUBJECT: Getting Paid by the Government  

  1.   Will the amount I collect be related to the degree of my disability?
  2.   How much will I collect each month on disability retirement?
  3.   How long will I be paid that monthly annuity?
    
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SUBJECT: Getting the Doctor on Your Side  

  1.   How will my doctor react when I ask for help in getting disability retirement?
  2.   What if my physician refuses to assist in my disability retirement application?
 
SUBJECT: Winning My Case  

  1.   Will I need a lawyer to win disability retirement?
  2.   Which is more important in getting disability retirement, the nature of my disease or injury, or the symptoms from which I suffer?
  3.   How do I prove that I am disabled?
    
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Posted: 10/14/2011 - FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DISABILITY RETIREMENT IS NOT CHARITY

Summary: Federal Employee Disability Retirement Is Not Charity For Which You Have To Beg. It Is A Benefit, Like Insurance, To Which You And Every Member of Congress, Has A Right.

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Posted: 9/21/2007 - OPM's PHONY ATTENDANCE DEFICIENCY RULE

Summary: If OPM Refuses To Recognize Your "Service Deficiency" You Probably Will Not Win Federal Employee Disability Retirement.

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Posted: 9/21/2007 - FIBROMYALGIA AND OPM's FRAUDULENT DENIAL OF CLAIMS

Summary: Fibromyalgia: How OPM Falsifies The Law To Deny Fibromyalgia Disability Retirement Claims.

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Posted: 3/24/2007 - FIBROMYALGIA-A PHYSICIAN'S GUIDE by David A. Nye, M.D.

Summary: This 1998 article by David A. Nye, M.D., provides an excellent overview of Fibromyalgia.

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Posted: 1/17/2007 - GETTING FIRED CAN BE A BLESSING

Summary: Your Chance Of Winning Disability Retirement Can Be Dramatically Increased If You Are Fired By Your Agency Because Your Medical Condition Prevents You From Performing One Or More Of Your Job Duties.

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Posted: 1/1/2007 - WORTHLESS PHYSICIAN'S' STATEMENTS

Summary: A Physician''s Statement, Which Is Not, A "Reasoned Medical Opinion," Is Worthless For Disability Retirement.

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Posted: 12/31/2006 - DOCTORS WHO WON'T HELP

Summary: OPM Often Denies Disability Retirement To Applicants With Otherwise Legitimate Cases, Because Of The Failure Of Doctors To Provide Adequate Medical Documentation.

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Posted: 12/31/2006 - ADA DOES NOT CONTROL OPM DISABILITY RETIREMENT

Summary: A Supreme Court Decision Denying ADA Protection to a non-Federal Government Employee Does Not Impact OPM Disability Retirement Cases.

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Posted: 12/31/2006 - TAMPERING WITH THE SCALES OF JUSTICE.

Summary: The Law Requires That In Deciding Whether Or Not You Are Entitled To Disability Retirement, OPM Must "Weigh" The Evidence, As It Would On A Scale. If The Evidence In Your Favor Weighs More Than The Evidence Not In Your Favor, You Win And Visa Versa. Unfortunately, OPM Often Tampers With What Goes Onto The Scale, So That Winning Cases, End Up As Losing Cases.

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Posted: 12/31/2006 - BRANDING THE APPLICANT A LIAR

Summary: OPM Hunts Through Disability Retirement Applications Trying To Find Information, No Matter How Irrelevant, To Discredit Applicants.

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Posted: 10/17/2006 - EMPLOYEES ON OWCP, BEWARE OPM'S 1 YEAR FILING DEADLINE

Summary: Disabled Employees Separated From Federal Service, Should Immediately Apply For Disability Retirement Even If Still Receiving OWCP Benefits.

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