A question that one of our viewers asked was about the supervisor or employing agency’s role in filling out paperwork for a disability retirement application. It can be confusing and often, the supervisor can be less than helpful in this process. This could be for a variety of reasons ranging from their own lack of understanding on the issue, to a relationship problem between the supervisor and the applicant.
Bo clears up the concern for this part of the application process in the second installment of our Video Blog. While your supervisor is needed to help document the fact that a service deficiency exists, a negative comment or false information on the form often has a small impact on the whole claim if the medical evidence and the rest of the application package is completed correctly.
Remember, if you are applying for federal disability retirement, you are trying to prove that you can no longer perform useful and efficient service. Arguing with your employing agency over the factual evidence that the supervisor put in the 3112 B form may be a moot point. Consult with an attorney if you have further questions about your supervisor’s statement.
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