Outrages

A Good Doctor is the Real Key to Winning

Podcast #3: A Good Doctor is the Real Key to Winning:    Transcript edited for clarity: How do you know if you are eligible for Disability Retirement? There is a legal standard, but you probably would have a difficult time figuring out if you… Read More
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Categories: Helpful Tips

A Good Lawyer is the Key to Winning - But What About the Fee?

Podcast:    Transcript edited for clarity:   How come you retired? I’m old! I’m 77! When I turned 75, I said, “OK, that’s enough, time to play!” Then how come you are still doing this blog? Because I can’t retire. I unplugged… Read More
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Categories: Helpful Tips

The OPM Disability Retirement Catch-22

Summary: OPM Disability Retirement requires an applicant to submit a “checklist” form. This checklist form is entirely redundant, but poses a challenge because OPM requires someone at the applicant’s federal agency to fill it out. … Read More
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Categories: Law Reform
Getting Fired Can Be A Bl…

Getting Fired Can Be A Blessing - If You Want OPM Disability Retirement

Summary: Your Chance Of Winning OPM Disability Retirement Can Be Dramatically Increased If You Are Fired By Your Agency Because Your Medical Condition Precludes you from Performing Your Job. It may or may not surprise you but a Federal employee can b… Read More
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Categories: Helpful Tips
Cheated out of Disability…

Cheated out of Disability Retirement

OPM DISABILITY RETIREMENT APPLICANTS ARE ROUTINELY CHEATED OUT OF DISABILITY RETIREMENT BENEFITS BY ADJUDICATORS WHO ARE UNTRAINED IN THE RELEVANT LAW AND MEDICINE I have evidence that OPM denies disability retirement benefits based on a bogus law—… Read More
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Categories: Law Reform

My Client Had Fibromyalgia

If you are considering disability retirement for Fibromyalgia, you should get to know what you might be up against. My client had fibromyalgia. She couldn’t do her secretarial duties. She couldn’t make it out of bed most mornings given he… Read More
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Categories: Law Reform

OPM: Tampering with the Scales of Justice

The Law Requires That In Deciding Whether Or Not You Are Entitled To Disability Retirement, OPM Must “Weigh” The Evidence, As It Would On A Scale. If The Evidence In Your Favor Weighs More Than The Evidence Not In Your Favor, You Win And… Read More
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Categories: OPM Injustice

OPM Contract Physicians

OPM Contract Physicians, many of whom are military doctors with specialties such as trauma surgery, reconstruction, diving or flying related conditions, etc., routinely advise adjudicators on cases well outside their areas of expertise. What does a N… Read More
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Preponderance of Evidence

AT OPM, WINNING OR LOSING DISABILITY RETIREMENT HAS ALMOST NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LAW AND ALMOST EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHICH SIDE OF THE BED THE OPM ADJUDICATOR GOT UP ON. The law provides one single way to decide whether or not you are entitled to d… Read More
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Denying the Right to Counsel

OPM’S DISABILITY RETIREMENT DIVISION RARELY RESPECTS AN APPLICANTS LEGAL RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL  THEY REFUSE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS OPM’S POLICY TO RESPECT THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL. Every client of mine signs a “Designation of Representati… Read More
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