March 2nd in Federal Disability Retirement, General Federal Employment Law Posts.
The subject of today’s post is whether obesity, or morbid obesity, might qualify you for FERS or CSRS Disability retirement through OPM.
Obesity is a well-recognized medical condition. Unfortunately, too many MSPB judges view this condition as one that is the “fault” of the person with obesity. Medical experts have identified hundreds of medical conditions, or physical or genetic factors, which can cause obesity, including: reduced metabolic rates, pituitary gland disease, pituitary gland tumors, underactive thyroid, Prader-Willi syndrome, Stein-Leventhal syndrome, Frohlich [...]