Federal Disability Retirement / Denials and Appeals
Federal Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you are a qualifying federal employee, you can seek disability retirement benefits if you become disabled in the course of your employment, even if the injury or medical condition did not occur at work. This will allow you to retire with disability payments. You must apply to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to obtain benefits. OPM will require medical evidence to prove your disability. If they turn down your application, you have options for appeal. That’s when you need to hire an experienced lawyer to protect your interests.
At the law office of Uliase & Uliase, in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, both of our attorneys have more than 28 years of experience. Tom Uliase has protecting the rights of injured federal employees throughout his legal career. We understand the Federal Disability Retirement program and have considerable background in representing workers in appeals of claim denials. Our clients come from across the five state region, including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
If you have filed a request for federal disability retirement benefits with the Office of Personnel Management and your claim has been denied, we may be able to help. We do not assist individuals with the initial application for benefits.
Our Representation in Federal Disability Retirement Appeals
If you have filed a request for federal disability retirement benefits and the Office of Personnel Management has denied your claim, you can appeal to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB will schedule a hearing before an administrative law judge, who will take testimony, consider the evidence and make a ruling.
We will handle all matters related to your appeal before the MSPB. We will gather and evaluate evidence, assist in the preparation and filing of all necessary documentation throughout the process and will be your advocate at the hearing before the administrative law judge.
Contact Our Office
For an appointment to discuss your federal disability retirement appeal with one of our experienced federal worker injury attorneys, contact us by e-mail or call us at (856) 310-9002. Our offices are open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Even if we don’t take your case, we will only charge a $35 consultation fee. We waive the fee for certain union members.