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No Deferral to ‘Treating Physician’ in VRS Disability (access required)

A school office assistant loses her appeal of the Virginia Retirement System’s denial of a disability pension for her claims of headaches and cognitive defects from fibromuscular dysplasia; a Fairfax Circuit Court says a VRS disability determination does not require deferral to a treating doctor’s opinion, in contrast to federal social security disability claims. Appellant argues ...

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