Chronic Pain and Federal Disability Retirement
Millions of Americans are living with chronic pain, which is sometimes of unknown etiology. As a federal worker, it is important to be in the best shape so you can carry out your duties unhindered by a lingering medical condition. As we age, our bodies break down and become more sensitive to repetitive motion, inactivity, and sometimes, the elements. You might have heard that conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia are not admissible when it comes to federal disability retirement. That being said, this isn’t the complete story.
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Chronic Pain in Federal Workers – A Sign of Something More Serious
More often than not, chronic pain is usually a sign of an underlying condition. This is because nervous system disorders are almost always accompanied by pain conditions. If you have undiagnosed depression, the first thing that you may notice is lingering signs of fibromyalgia which may wax and wane from one day to the next. If, on the other hand, you have rheumatoid arthritis, chances are you have an autoimmune disease triggered by a mood disorder.
How To Qualify for Federal Disability Retirement With Chronic Pain
In order for you to qualify for federal disability on account of chronic pain, you will have to prove that your work situation led to your developing depression which manifested itself in chronic pain and a plethora of other symptoms. You will thus need to be seen by a doctor who will make the appropriate diagnosis and prescribe related medication. In their report, the doctor must show a causal relationship between your work condition and depression, or the exacerbation of the same due to a stressful job. You may also be required to fill in a form CA-2 with the help of your OWCP-friendly doctor.
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If chronic pain is unrelenting, doesn’t show any signs of getting better and interferes with your work output, we see no reason why you should be forced to put on a brave face and keep working. Please get in touch with us today on 1-877-561-3004 so we can see how best to help you apply for federal disability retirement. We look forward to hearing from you.