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Mar 8, 2020

Suffering from a medical issue and wondering what it would take to make it through the process of medical retirement? It's a long journey and a difficult one. No one wants to stop working for medical reasons, but if that's your story, listen to this episode. My friend Julie's been down the road and has several recommendations. These don't fit everyone's case, but they're a good starting point for a list of issues to consider.

1. Hire an attorney.

2. Save some money because you may be without a pay check for a while.

3. Keep paying your medical insurance premiums.

4. Seek out resources through:

NARFE www.narfe.org

JAN Job Accommodation Network askjan.org

OPM opm.gov

http://retirement.federaltimes.com/2019/06/11/disability-retirement-67/

https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/02/16/fers-opm-disability-retirement-legal-sufficiency/

https://feea.org/2019/09/23/what-happens-federal-employee-disabled-cant-work/

https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2010/10/disability-retirement/32611/