Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

Federal Disability Retirement & Social Security Disability Offsets

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by

Harris Federal has been helping injured and disabled federal employees understand their benefits for over a decade now and we know how challenging it can be to verbally explain some of these concepts. Everyone in our office loves what we do and we enjoy spreading quality information to federal employees all across the country. We are very excited to show you this new information PDF we created to help visualize Federal Disability Retirement and Social Security Disability Offsets.

 

FDR & SSD Offsets

 

Please feel free to visit our Free Resource Pages to find more informational PDF and videos we have created. When a federal employee get injured or becomes disabled, they are often overwhelmed and confused. We are here to help. Our goal is to help educate federal employees all across the country and be a beacon of light during a dark time.

-Harris Federal Law Firm

 

VA Disability Claims Backlog Continues

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by

Although additional employees have been added to assist with the overwhelming number of VA disability applications requiring processing, the number of applications on backlog continues to grow larger.

During the last three years, the number of claims has increased drastically, by nearly fifty percent. Although claims are being adjudicated quickly, with over one million processed a year, the backlog continues to grow. According to the VA undersecretary for benefits, Allison Hickey, the veterans medical disability claims department had already received 870,000 claims pending as of mid-June; with more than two thirds of those pending for more than four months.

According to Hickey, the backlog problem has existed for ten years. It is believed the economy, the expansion of acceptance of Agent Orange related conditions and the rise in the average number of medical conditions cited per veteran have all contributed to the delay.

Vietnam veterans averaged three to four medical conditions while veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars average approximately 8.5 medical conditions per claimant.

-Harris Federal Law Firm

FederalDisability.com

Monday, May 7th, 2012 by

Harris Federal Law Firm created the website FederalDisability.com to help inform more federal employees on the subject of Federal Disability Retirement. The best part is it’s free to use! Go explore the site and you’ll find that it is packed full of helpful information for both FERS and CSRS federal employees.

FederalDisability.com

We speak to thousands of federal employees from all across the country every year and we’re always surprised at how many don’t know about Federal Disability Retirement. Unfortunately there is just not a lot of good information or help out there on this benefit. Federal employee benefits are complex and can be very overwhelming for anyone. FederalDisability.com can help you understand the benefit and your rights.

Harris Federal Law Firm is honored to fight for federal employees every day. If you or someone you know has questions or needs help, contact our offices anytime. Our team of Attorneys, Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultants and Support Staff understand the ins and outs of federal benefits and we can help you prevail.

Where should we host our next FREE seminar for Federal Employees?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 by

Our firm strongly believes in sharing information among federal communities so that everyone can have a better chance at successfully asserting their rights. It always amazes us at how little information and/or help there is available to federal employees. This is why we love hosting free seminars to help spread knowledge about OPM Federal Disability Retirement , OWCP Federal Workers Compensation and more.

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Harris Federal Law Firm has spent the last decade helping injured and disabled federal employees all across the country and overseas. We consider it an honor to talk with thousands of federal employees every year and help point them in the right direction.

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Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultants

Monday, November 28th, 2011 by

We are proud to anounce and acknowledge the recent designations recieved by members of our team. Bo Harris, Brad Harris and Grant Ostrander are now Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultants.

A Chartered Federal Employee Benefit Consultant is a prestigious designation for Financial Advisors, CPAs, Attorneys, and certain employees of the Federal Government, who have successfully completed an intensive training course and passed a rigorous examination covering all federal employee benefits.

They are required to stay up-to-date on the ever changing Federal Government Benefits Programs. They have extensive knowledge about FERS, CSRS, Special Provisions (LEO, FF, ATC, CBPO).

So if you have questions about your OWCP, OPM, TSP, FEGLI, Social Security, or other aspects of your federal retirement benefits, we can help! Call us today for a free consultation to discuss the details of your specific situation and options.