Federal Government Employee Benefits Claims

Washington, D.C. Federal Employee Benefits Claims Attorneys 

Enforcing Benefits Claims for Public & Federal Sector Employees in D.C. & Chicago, IL

Federal and public service employees receive stellar benefits that are unavailable to many private sector workers. 

When you dedicate your career to teaching in the classroom or assisting others throughout the community, you are rewarded for your commitment with generous packages that cover disability, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

As the structure and policies of these plans differ between public and private sector employees, so does the process for appealing a denied benefits claim. 

If you are struggling with a medical issue or are nearing your retirement, your inability to receive the financial assistance you’ve earned can have devastating consequences. Successfully appealing a rejected benefits claim requires a professional with a specific skill set.

What Are the Top Reasons Government Employees File Benefit Claims?

Government employees might file benefit claims for a variety of reasons. Work-related injuries and illnesses are common driving factors, as these can result in significant healthcare costs and lost wages. Retirement is another frequent reason, as employees often need to make claims to access their pension benefits. Disability, whether caused by an accident or an illness, can also prompt a benefits claim, providing essential financial support during a challenging time. Family changes, including the birth of a child or a spouse's loss of health coverage, may necessitate a benefits claim as well. Lastly, death benefits claims may be filed by surviving family members following the untimely demise of the employee. In each case, navigating the claims process can be complex, and a skilled government employee attorney could make a significant difference.

What Can Make It Hard for Federal Employees to Receive Benefits?

Filing a benefits claim as a federal employee can pose a myriad of challenges due to the complexity of the process, strict legal requirements, and intricate bureaucratic systems involved. Navigating these obstacles can be a daunting task, even for the most resourceful employees.

Here are some of the top difficulties government employees face when attempting to claim benefits:

  1. Understanding the Process: The procedures for filing a benefits claim are often complex and laden with legal jargon that can be confusing to anyone without a background in law.
  2. Time Constraints: Gathering the essential documents and information for a benefits claim can be time-consuming, especially for employees who are still trying to manage their day-to-day work responsibilities.
  3. Incorrect or Incomplete Applications: Errors or omissions in the application can lead to a claim being denied, requiring the employee to begin the process anew.
  4. Deadlines: There are usually strict deadlines for filing claims, and missing these can result in the claim being rejected.
  5. Dealing with Insurance Companies: Insurance companies often have their own complex procedures and may deny claims for minor errors or lack of evidence.
  6. Appealing Decisions: If a claim is denied, appealing the decision can be a complex and lengthy process, requiring a deep understanding of federal employment law.
  7. Emotional Stress: The process can be emotionally draining, particularly when an employee is dealing with a personal crisis such as illness or bereavement.

For these reasons, it can be helpful to engage a federal labor law attorney with experience in government employment law to navigate the process effectively.

How Our Federal Labor Law Attorneys Can Help

At Clark Law Group, PLLC, our D.C. employment attorneys are adept in representing individuals who need to file for benefits from their federal government jobs in Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricate nuances of federal employment law and bring their significant experience to streamline the claims process for federal employees. They take the time to understand each client's unique situation and guide them through the complexities of their benefits claims. Whether you are contending with a daunting claims process or facing an appeal following a denied claim, our team is equipped to deliver strategic advice and practical solutions to help secure the benefits you deserve. We understand the importance of these benefits to your livelihood and are committed to advocating on your behalf to safeguard your rights as a federal employee.

Schedule a consultation with our trained federal government employee attorneys or call (202) 831-8190 today for the help you need!

Case Results


    2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88659 (D.D.C. July 8, 2016) Holding that the D.C. Wage Payment Collection Law protects employees of DC employer who are dispatched outside of DC to telework from home.


    462 Fed.Appx. 385 (4th Cir. 2012) Holding that an employee’s intracompany complaint may constitute protected activity within meaning of FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision.


    1601-0007-18 (D.C. Office of Employee Appeals, July 18, 2019) Denying OSSE’s petition to review the AJ’s ruling that OSSE did not have requisite cause to remove the complainant employee from her employment.


    324 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2018) Holding that employee stated claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.


    No. PWG-17-980, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197713 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2017) Holding that the employee stated a claim of sexual orientation discrimination, sex stereotyping discrimination, and retaliation.