Q. I am a federal employee who has filed a disability retirement over a year ago. I have not worked during this time and have not heard anything from the Veterans Affairs medical center about my retirement. What do I need to do? This VAMC is not helpful.
A. There wouldn’t be any reason for you to hear from VAMC. The only organization that could tell you the status of your application is the Office of Personnel Management, because they are the ones that have the authority to approve a retirement application. Call their Retirement Information Office at 888-767-6738 or 724-794-2005, and ask the benefits specialist to try to find out what’s happened to your application.