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Does My Disability Need to Be Work-Related to Be Eligible for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits?

Determining whether or not you are eligible for federal disability retirement benefits can seem daunting and complex without legal counsel. At The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq. Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we’re committed to delivering clarity and guidance with our professional and authoritative expertise in this field.

Understanding Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

If you are a federal employee and are no longer able to perform the duties of your job due to an ongoing medical condition, you have the right to pursue federal disability retirement benefits. According to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), you may be eligible for disability retirement if you have worked for your federal employer for at least 18 months and your physical or mental condition is expected to last at least 12 months.

The Misconception About Work-Related Disabilities

Contrary to common belief, your disability doesn't have to be work-related to qualify for federal disability retirement benefits. Instead, it's about how the disability impacts your ability to perform your job. If your medical condition prevents you from providing efficient service in your current federal position for at least one year, you may be eligible.

Each Case is Unique

Remember, every case is unique, and various factors such as your job nature, the specifics of your disability, and your employment history come into play when determining eligibility.

Trust in Our Expertise

If you're struggling with a disability affecting your ability to work, know you have options. Federal disability retirement benefits can provide the support you need, regardless of whether your disability is work-related or not. As seasoned attorneys specializing in federal employment law, we're equipped to assist you. Whether it's guiding you through the application process or representing you in an appeal, we're dedicated to helping you.

By entrusting your case to us, you can focus on what truly matters - your health and well-being. Let our team handle the complexities of your case on your behalf. With our extensive expertise and unwavering commitment to our clients, we can guide you through this process, ensuring you receive the retirement benefits you're entitled to.

Act now. Secure your future.