In an effort to improve disability claims processing and shorten processing times for disability retirement for FERS employees, the Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to adopt nationwide cooperative efforts through the Federal Medical Evidence of Record Program (FEDMER).


OPM is responsible for administering the disability benefits program for federal employees. SSA is responsible for administering the Social Security Disability Insurance Program. Under FERS law, entitlement to Social Security disability benefits affects an individual