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Retirement Benefits

Nationwide Federal-Employee Retirement Benefits Attorneys

Federal employment retirement benefits are designed to provide individuals with a financial safeguard once they reach retirement eligibility. However, unexpected circumstances can force employees to consider dipping into their retirement plan early.

If you are a federal employee with a medical condition threatening your ability to perform your job, consult the law firm of Passman & Kaplan, P.C.. Since 1990, we have served as powerful advocates for federal workers throughout the country. We are committed to helping you navigate through the bureaucratic maze of applying for an early "disability" retirement. Contact our Washington, D.C., law firm today to schedule a consultation with a nationwide retirement benefits lawyer.

Pursuing an Early Retirement for Federal Employees

Our law firm's federal employment law attorneys have an extensive background helping clients pursue an early retirement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). We are committed to advising employees on the right steps to take showing a medical condition has threatened their ability to maintain their federal position. Part of our work includes developing a convincing claim complete with medical testimony from their doctor and a statement from the employee. We know the right information to include showing a need for an early retirement based on a lack of appropriate accommodations.

We also get involved at the reconsideration stage for federal employees denied an early retirement. Our federal employment law attorneys offer a detailed approach focused on evaluating the circumstances behind a denied claim. We work with our clients' medical doctors to ensure the right documentation is included proving a need for an early retirement. Federal employees faced with a denied claim at the reconsideration stage have the option to pursue an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board. Our legal team will take swift action to pursue a timely appeal.

If you are in law enforcement, you have the option to pursue an early retirement after 20 years of service. Obtaining an early retirement through OPM can be a challenge. Entrust our law firm to help secure your rights. We know how to develop strong claims showing the work you performed fit the definition of law enforcement duties. If your claim is denied, our work is not over. We will not hesitate to pursue an appeal with MSPB.

Contact Our U.S. Employment Lawyers

If you have questions about pursuing an early retirement, contact us online or call 202-789-0100. Clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are welcome to schedule a consultation at our law office located in Washington, D.C. We also offer long-distance consultations for federal employees nationwide and abroad.

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