OPM, CHCO Council, Congressional Leaders, USDA and DOD to Launch Third Annual Feds Feeds Families Food Drive

SOURCE: www.opm.gov Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 26, 2011 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and other agency leaders, along with members of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council will launch the third annual Feds Feeds Families (FFF) nationwide […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – May 2011

Being Approved For Disability Benefits Is Not The End of the Process: Continuing Proof of Disability Claims Most clients do not realize it, but filing a disability claim and having it approved by the insurance company is not the end of the process. Often, that is only the beginning. In fact, during the first couple […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – April 2010

Federal Employees – Don’t Handle Reconsiderations On Your Own Despite our best efforts to inform disabled federal employees about filing for disability retirement, many still are unaware of the obstacles they may face when filing on their own.  In particular, many federal employees not only continue to submit their applications on their own, but they […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – February 2010

PTSD Diagnostic Test Unveiled For veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), obtaining disability benefits always has meant overcoming obstacle after obstacle in order to prove they are disabled by this condition.  Why?  Because until very recently, there were no diagnostic tools available to detect PTSD; no empirical evidence to satisfy the VA. However, researchers […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – November 2009

CONTINUATION OF YOUR FERS DISABILITY ANNUITY Federal employees, here’s something you should be aware of.  Even after your disability claim has been approved, and after you have been receiving your disability retirement annuity, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) still may require additional medical reviews from you to determine whether or not you have recovered […]

Disability Law Ledger™ – Jan. 09

When it Comes to Your Long-Term Disability Plan, Read it and Read it Again When Alison first was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early thirties, she knew that eventu­ally she would face total and permanent disability. She didn’t let that prevent her from living life to the fullest. In fact, the threat of being […]