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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-18-2015
11:07 PM ET (US)
on my way out - When you get an overpayment demand letter from owcp, they will explain everything to you, you will have the opportunity to appeal and you will have the opportunity to apply for the waiver if it wasn't your fault you were overpaid.

You will have to write down all your monthly bills/payments, etc.

I got an overpayment demand letter once and I appealed it because their info was all wrong & incorrect. I won my appeal and they ended up paying me instead.

If you truly have been overpaid & you now realize it, then definitely apply for the waiver, tell them every last bill you pay for monthly. If they see you can't afford paying them back too much per month, hopefully, they'll allow you to just pay a small monthly rate.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
04-18-2015
11:01 PM ET (US)
Snowed: I don't understand about the waiver? How can I get it, and can I make payments back?? Very confused, sorry.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-18-2015
07:33 AM ET (US)
Ed Daniel or Snowed: Do you know if po were to give me a bonus, would that cause my monthly WEC to be reduced? I work pt-time hours now and get paid by owcp for the hours I no longer can work. I used to work 40 hours per week and now only 20 hours per week.

I'm just curious if bonus money would be good to get from an owcp standpoint and would I still be able to receive my 80 hours of monthly tax free WEC if I received a bonus by the po. thanks.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
04-17-2015
11:00 PM ET (US)
Hi All: THX for the responses, they are so welcoming and comforting. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without ALL of you, you've made a BIG difference in my life, and I'm sure manymany others! Today i rode with my hubby all day, to keep him calmed down, all the while, working on paperwork. This is paperwork I'm sending to the OIG, to turn in the station manager for bribery, and the injury comp for accusing me of fraud. I thought of throwing it all away, but believe it or not, I thought of all of you guys and gals here. Ya'll do such a GREAT job inspiring everyone, and fighting, and if I throw it away, than I'm not good enough to be here, because we all have a BIG fight on our hands, and it takes ALL of us to get er done, so count me in. I will send it out next week, win or lose. Also, THX to all of you, the title for my book may be UNLAWFUL, POST AWFUL. Or any other suggestions would be appreciated. Part of the credits DEFINITELY to belong to ya'll, because ya'll continually gave me the stregth to fight and ask, and try. I talked to 2nd opinion doc's nurse today, and she was sooo nice. Told her about hubby, and she told me NO FEC, and if there was one, he'd reschedule due to the time. Almost fainted, so lets keep praying, just maybe things will come out for the better for all of us. Again THX!
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-17-2015
11:53 AM ET (US)
Ya - LOL! Me too...Snowed
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-17-2015
11:23 AM ET (US)
I like post awful....I thought it was a talk to text error...now its even funnier!
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-17-2015
11:22 AM ET (US)
silvester-
Youre welcome. Hope all is well for you.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-17-2015
11:21 AM ET (US)
on my way out-
You can get respite care for your husband for the period you will be gone. Talk to his doctor. As for the SSDI you may have a very large overpayment but they will give you a chance to request a waiver for it since it wasn't your fault. You can also set up payments with SS. If you have any attorney fees with OWCP you can submit those to SS and have your overpayment reduced by the amount of your legal fees.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2015
11:58 AM ET (US)
Hi All: Doc put me back to limited duty in Jan with Tight restrictions. I went for 2nd opinion right after that. Post office tried to put me back to work with Lying job offer. I'm also "off duty" on another case, which post office didn't consider at all. Said I could do edit book daily for 30 minutes to an hour. HUH? Went to shoulder specialists last week and he said full torn labrum, tore rotator cuff, and impingements. Shoulder swelling more every day. Won't approve surgery until I go for 2nd opinion. Meanwhile, shoulder pulling so much on neck, starting to see cross eye with the pain and migraines. Hubby going again for heart surgery next week. The day after, I'm going for my Second 2nd opinion. Talked to owcp clerk yesterday and she said she saw where C.E. put in notes for me to have an FCE. No notice of this, I can't be away from hubby for over 4 hours. Can they do that? I had postponed the first 2nd opinion from December to January. As usual, HELP??
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silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2015
11:41 PM ET (US)
Hi agodlywoman! There seems to always be a refund problem, lol. Out of 10 plus years I got 2 checks! lol
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2015
07:30 AM ET (US)
silvester: there was a problem with the automatic refunds.
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silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2015
01:17 AM ET (US)
Thanks Snowed! For the life of me I couldn't remember what it was called, lol... Gotta file that grievance again. haven't received my quarterly check in a year.

Hope you are well...
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
04-14-2015
11:22 PM ET (US)
Neice: We need humor to keep us sane, and them, well, how can we describe them? Glad you get a laugh, take care.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-14-2015
10:41 PM ET (US)
on my way out - I laugh every time I see you write 'post awful'. lol!
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
04-14-2015
10:37 PM ET (US)
Snowed: THX for all your HELP! I thought I would have surgery fast after injury, so I used sick leave, instead of workers comp, and had planned to retire. Doctor told me to apply for ssdi, which I did, and got approved. Ran out of sick leave, and owcp kicked in. Had gotten denied owcp pay 3 out of 4 times. Guess what, one appeal went through. I got back payed. I have that money to the SIDE. Have put ssdi on CA-7's since beginning, and amount. Have called ssa repeatedly to tell them of owcp. Told not to worry. Went today to ssa and gave them copies of all earnings statements so I can get this mess straightened out. They said they would send letter of overpayment, and I could pay back. Didn't know the proper procedures, now I'm on right track. Lady told me today I will keep my disabilty status, until I get off of workers comp. I would have RETIRED already, if post awful wouldn't have kept doing what they were doing. Do you think I'm straight now?
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-14-2015
09:37 PM ET (US)
"As the administrator of the FECA, OWCP has the exclusive authority to control access to and disclosure of FECA records, including those in possession of the federal agencies who employ our injured workers." http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/uspsdatasuspension.htm
Edited 04-14-2015 09:38 PM
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