Disability Retirement Legal Manual

The Disability Retirement Legal Manual is a compendium of questions and answers covering the full scope of the OPM Disability Retirement process: questions I have been repeatedly asked over the years.


These blog posts are particularly important to individuals seeking disability retirement. For example, "Getting Fired Can Be A Blessing" is a critical concept describing how it can be advantageous for a federal employee to be fired if their medical condition interferes with either their performance, attendance, or conduct.

Mandatory OPM Forms

When applying for Disability Retirement, OPM has a series of mandatory forms. I provide links to the forms and explain how responses can be augmented to make for a more convincing case.

About the Blog

I published the first website on the topic of Federal Disability Retirement some 20 years ago. It was the single source of information for government employees seeking disability retirement. Since then, other lawyers and OPM have followed suit and provide a great deal of needed information.

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