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ghost14d,

I would think it would have to help if you are applying for FERS disability retirement. JMO

Good luck to you.

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GREAT News !!!!!!... my neighbor got OPM approval before the VA awarded his claim...

I think FERs will require an SSA application too from you.

But enjoy this victory ,ghost14D, and enjoy the Holiday....!!!!!

Others here know more about FERS than I do.......

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Yes they will require a SS application but you just need to show you applied. Turn in the disapproval that you got turned down by SS. Curious did you have any issues with just getting the application turned in? They switched my supervisor and gave me the run around for about a week now, until finally I made some calls above management and I have an appointment next week to turn in my packet.

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I'm running into problems myself, but I have a few cases going on between the VA and workers comp. my hands and immune system from work as a fuel mechanic, then my VA disabilities play a part in my difficulties. I'm trying and been trying to keep the injuries separate and within the responsible agencies but there is so much crap and buerocracy that you can get lost fairly easily. It doesn't help that there are no local reps to deal with this, other than the person you submit the application to. The rest goes to AFPC.

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Dude. They changed my supervisor, then my new one gave me problems. All the while calling me a liar about my fuel exposure. Tread easy, there's money involved and I dare say they have been almost as bad as the VA and the department of labor in there lies and deceit. It's always clock and dagger and misdirection for me in my pursuits to just fight for what I'm legally entitled.

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They told me once the packet goes in it can be 6 months to a year. Have you been put on light duty yet or have permanent restrictions?

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I've had permanent restrictions since 2010 and now they are giving me a hard time about not being fit for duty. That's some crap. that's when I had my first wrist surgery. DOL for that one. The rest have been on my private insurance and they have now realized that they are in a pickle. My other 5 hand surgeries have been private insurance as well as my ITP.

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I just don't get it you know. I've been a aircraft fuel mechanic since 2005. And they, AFPC and DOL both state that I don't work a position that would expose me to the conditions necessary to be injured and exposed to fuel. It's sillyness. Anyways didn't mean to rant. Please let me know how it goes. My appointment with the staffing specialist isn't until Tuesday. I would appreciate any insight you are willing to give. PM me. Didn't mean to hijack the post.

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Crap, are you on anti epileptic medicines or anything like that yet? Or rather how long have you been on them?

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My nephew has them. His are trauma induced though. I know that it can be a bit scary. Just take it easy. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. I can't say for sure but I think you will have a lot less trouble than I am with your retirement. Make sure you read the retirement packages, it can be a bit much at times. Keep copies of everything. JMO Good luck.

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