Federal Disability Retirement: Attig Law Firm successfully assists DHS/CBP employee secure disability retirement.

The Attig Law Firm recently learned that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has granted our client's application for disability retirement. The federal employee was a FERS employee of the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.  His job was (among other things) to inspect vehicles seeking to enter the U.S. through a Port of Entry.  Noxious chemicals from one truck leaked while passing through the Port of Entry, and after they were inhaled by the CBP employee, they caused severe and permanent disabilities - except for one very short attempt to return to work, this particular Federal employee was never able to work again, and has lasting and permanent effects from the injury. Due to special circumstances and the extreme nature of the disabilities, attorney Chris Attig asked OPM to expedite the application for disability retirement.   OPM granted the disability retirement application within four (4) months of the date that it assigned a Claims number.

No post on this website is legal advice, is meant to be legal advice, and certainly does not serve as a substitute for legal advice. Information is power, and we are providing this information to give you, the federal employee, with some power. This information is not widely or easily accessible to Federal Employees.

The Attig Law Firm represents Federal employees under FERS or CSRS in their applications for federal disability retirement to OPM. If an application for federal disability retirement is denied, the Firm represents Federal employees under both FERS and CSRS in their MSPB appeals of denials of federal disability retirement applications by OPM.

It is best to consult with a lawyer familiar withMerit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals to discuss the facts and law of your particular case. If you have questions about federal  disability retirement under FERS or CSRS, or OPM’s denial of your applications for federal disability retirementbenefits under FERS or CSRS, contact an MSPB attorney at the Attig Law Firm to schedule a telephone consultation.

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