Thank you so much for letting me know that. It lifted tons of weight off my shoulders! However, being that I have anxiety disorders, I continue to worry, "What if...?"
I have one more question. If I am denied FERS, will they communicate the reason of denial to SSA, OR, will SSA investigate to find out why I was denied FERS?
The reason I ask this is because if I am denied FERS, the most likely reason would be non-compliance with therapy (not taking my medication as prescribed by my psychiatrist) for the first time in my life since all at once I am overly concerned about side effects and long-term problems the medication could cause. For example, the Klonopin my psychiatrist prescribed me at first just 3 times day at .50 or .25mg (if .50mg makes me too drowsy), then he increased it to .50mg FOUR times/day. I read that taking higher doses can cause anterograde amnesia, my ability to learn new things will be affected, and when it's time for me to work again, how am I going to work with not being able to learn new things(not be able to transfer to long-term memory)? Also that amount of medication makes me so drowsy and out of it, how will I be able to work that way??? I get these concerns by reading the medical information about the drugs online and reading users comments about how horribly the medication affected them in a negative way. Now I'm afraid to take too much of ANY medication or to take any medication too long (unless I read about them online first and determine them to be safe and more beneficial than problematic). Even my psychologist agrees that it's best for me not to take any medication (and many psychologists are against it as I read online).
Explaining these things to OPM will probably do nothing. They will just think that I was prescribed medication and didn't take it as prescribed, therefore I was being non-compliant and deny my claim. Also, if I do not take any meds they will think that my anxiety disorders are not serious enough (which isn't true, but they won't care).
I got off track. I'm very sorry. I have a problem with that (anxiety again). My basic question still stands...
If I am denied FERS, will they communicate the reason of denial to SSA, OR, will SSA investigate to find out why I was denied FERS?
Thank you. Sincerely, Frightened Heather