FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement & the Postal Service: An Exodus, and the Reasons Why

The following is an editorial by Attorney Robert McGill written exclusively for PostalReporter.com The fox will gnaw its hind leg off in order to escape from the claws of a trap, to go away injured and less of a predator, but to return to survive for another day.  But man – that most unfortunate of […]

Editorial: FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement – Defending a Necessary Benefit

An exclusive article to PostalReporter.com written by Attorney Robert R. McGill Does the Emperor receive his standing because of his hereditary anointment by the gods, or because of his superior governance abilities?  Or, by giving generously to the lords and vassals and currying favor among them, does he retain power?  Or, by giving lifetime gifts […]

Federal Disability Retirement for Postal Employees: Does the NRP Guarantee Success?

Editorial by Attorney Robert R. McGill, an exclusive to PostalReporter.com In preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS or CSRS, one of the issues which always must be confronted is whether or not the U.S. Postal Service can accommodate an individual’s medical conditions, and the letters which are issued by the […]

Federal Disability Retirement Benefits for the Postal Worker: The Decision is Always a Personal One to Make

The following is an editorial written for PostalReporter.com by Federal Disability Attorney Robert R. McGill The distinction between a principle and a personal choice is tantamount to a starving man eyeing a delicious red apple; the apple itself may represent the perfection of all apples, and the very beauty of the fruit may be one […]

Editorial: 10 Tips to Remember When Filing for Postal Disability Retirement Benefits

Article written exclusively for PostalReporter.com by Robert R. McGill,Esq. Whether you call it “Postal Disability Retirement”, “Federal Disability Retirement”, or “OPM Disability Retirement”, the available options under the National Reassessment Program all lead to the same road:  the injured Postal Worker is being squeezed out of the workplace, and it is time to secure one’s […]

Federal Disability Retirement and the U.S. Postal Service: Lack of Loyalty & Full of Shortsightedness

The following is an article from Attorney Robert R. McGill written exclusively for PostalReporter: There was a time when the U.S. Postal Service worked in conjunction with the Department of Labor (under FECA/OWCP) to keep hard-working Postal employees who were injured on the job, with offers of modified duties to retain a productive workforce. It […]

Federal Disability Retirement under FERS or CSRS: Understanding the Different Perspectives and Differing Interests

by Attorney Robert R. McGill As with most things in life, attempting to secure a Federal Disability Retirement annuity under FERS or CSRS requires an extraordinary amount of time, effort, planning, and the collection, formulation and coordination of a compendium of information. Multiple questions arise at the early stages of planning: Can I live on […]

USPS Incentive Offer Available to Postal Employees Seeking Disability Retirement

APWU News The union has received a number of inquiries recently seeking clarification about whether employees who retire on disability are eligible for the incentive negotiated by the APWU, President William Burrus said. “The agreement does not exclude such employees,” he noted. “The Memorandum of Understanding provides for an incentive of $15,000 for employees who retire […]

Postal Employee’s Disability Retirement Annuity Properly Terminated Federal Circuit Rules

An employee’s disability retirement annuity was properly terminated when his income exceeded 80 percent of his previous salary, the Federal Circuit ruled last week. In this case, a City Carrier retired from his position in April 1986 and received monthly disability retirement payments. On May 11, 2006, after learning from the City Carrier that his […]

Appeals Court: Evidence of Disability for Disability Retirement

From PostalReporter.com reader: A very important precedent has been issued regarding evidence of disability for disability retirement. Both OPM and MSPB were sharply rebuked for requiring objective evidence of disability. Objective evidence is difficult to get in many psychiatric cases. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that medical evidence could not be […]