• OPM Medical Retirement: Beyond Forms
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  • Federal & Postal Medical Retirement through the OPM: The House of Doom, with a Spare Room
    The inescapable tangles and chains of oblivion are often those dark recesses within one's psyche; Houdini merely performed to the public the capacity and ability to escape physical constraints; the greater challenge for most continues in the deterioration of the psychology of despondency. Whatever the paradigm of modern medicine bases its treatment approach, whether on […]
  • Disability Retirement from the USPS and other Federal Government Agencies: Belonging
    There are no more causes by which people live, and those who do, do so within an artifice of self-justifying chameleons of linguistic gibberish. Once upon a time, grand philosophical systems were propounded; from the historical backdrop of Plato's Republic, to the teleological schemata of Aristotle's Metaphysics; to Aquinas' Christian worldview, Kant's bifurcation of the […]
  • OPM Disability Retirement for Postal Workers & other Federal Civilian Government Employees: The Ronin
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  • Retiring from Federal Service with OPM Disability Retirement: Happy Puppy
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  • OPM Disability: Foreign Lands
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  • OPM Disability Retirement Benefits: Present Perfect Future Tense
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  • Federal OPM Disability Retirement Lawyer: The Scent of Decay
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  • OPM Disability under FERS, CSRS or CSRS Offset: Beyond the Disequilibrium of Life
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  • Federal & Postal Medical Retirement: The Beast of Burden
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OPM Disability Retirement Application Forms

Although the USPS Disability Retirement blog was created with U.S. Postal Workers in mind,  taking into account their unique needs and situations, Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS & CSRS really applies to all Federal Workers.  Here we have a few more links to literature that Attorney Robert R. McGill has written for the main blog,  the Federal Disability Retirement blog at WordPress.com, and its original blog, the Federal Disability Retirement blog at Lawyers.com.

  • OPM Disability Application .-  General blogs about the application.  These blogs are not so much about what to say in the form,  but rather about some general considerations, decisions,  and documents the applicant should consider gathering before filing for disability.
  • SF 3112 Disability Retirement Application Package.-  The whole enchilada together.
  • SF 3112A Applicant’s Statement of Disability for CSRS and FERS.-  One of the most important documents that the applicant will have to deal with.  It’s an absolute “must” to think well about what to say here,  because some mistakes you may mention here will never be able to be corrected,  not even by an experienced attorney in OPM Disability Law.  This is probably the reason why attorney McGill has spent the most time writing blogs and articles about this particular form.
  • SF 3112B Supervisor’s Statement for CSRS and FERS.-  One of the “headaches”  or “stress” forms.  We’ll let you figure out why when you read them.  No reason to panic though.
  • SF 3112C Physician’s Statement for CSRS and FERS.  If you pay close attention to these short articles,  you’ll figure out that this is also an extremely important document,  one that can be replaced by a detailed medical narrative.  In any case, the doctor will have to state both medical facts (which he or she will know very well) and some legal statutory requirements (which he or she will most likely be clueless about).
  • SF 3112D Agency Certification of Reassignment and Accommodation Efforts for CSRS and FERS.  This is the form where the Postal Service or the Federal Agency will most likely say that,  sure,  they tried to accommodate you so much and that you were never happy no matter how hard they tried to please you.  Sometimes, however, the agency will admit that you were not accommodated at the end.