Federal Disability Retirement
Filing for federal disability retirement through FERS and CSRS can be an intense and tedious process. Whenever a medical condition or disability stands in the way of you continuing your federal career, you might be entitled to federal disability retirement benefits. As with many policies, most workers don’t read them until they need to utilize them. Working with an experienced lawyer like Emmett B. Irwin can ensure the process is as smooth and seamless as possible.
Working through the federal disability retirement process requires superior attention to detail and an in-depth understanding of how the system works. Even if you have a supportive doctor, many lack the know-how to navigate the system that is necessary to succeed in a claim. We can work with you to determine your eligibility for federal disability retirement including determining your creditable service, whether or not your medical condition is considered to cause the service deficiency, the projected length of the disability and all of the documentation needed to support that. We can also assist with appealing an FERS denial if you are denied benefits initially.
Maryland State Disability Retirement
The Maryland State Retirement System (SRS) is designed to provide eligible employees with a retirement annuity and continuing healthcare coverage after a serious illness or injury permanently stops an employee from being able to perform job duties. If you are seeking disability retirement from the state of Maryland, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Emmett B. Irwin can work for you to determine your eligibility and guide you through the filing process.
As with federal disability, the filing process for Maryland State disability retirement is tedious and detail-oriented. Your claims will be evaluated by the Maryland SRS Medical Board, and we will ensure your case is strong, that you meet all deadlines and that you receive the benefits you deserve.