QuickTopic logo Create New TopicNew Topic My TopicsMy Topics News
Skip to Messages

TOPIC:

Job Injury Help and Information for U. S. Postal Service Employees

On The Job Injury Help and Information
Please visit our homepage Postal Employee Network
V     All messages            11335-11350 of 11350  11319-11334 >>
11335
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2015
12:52 AM ET (US)
also, my treating physician put in a request over 2 weeks ago as "urgent" to get me lower injections for my back and has heard nothing. how long does that take to get approved?
11336
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2015
12:58 AM ET (US)
agodlywoman-
Call ACS and find out what the problem is with the approval for the injections.

Wait on the letter to CE about the SOAF...be patient. You too should maybe write to the Secretary of Labor if needed. This should jump start the DD's office into looking into the matters a little farther.
11337
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2015
01:24 AM ET (US)
i'll be patient. and thanks. i didn't even know i could call acs.......i'll look on the site for the number. thanks again.
11338
silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
01-22-2015
01:56 AM ET (US)
Thanks agodlywoman, I will look into it.

Snowed any thoughts on my post?
11339
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2015
12:10 PM ET (US)
silvester-
You can see any physician you are referred to and OWCP should pay as long as they bill with your accepted diagnosis code. What they prescribe is a different story. Marijuana is is still an illegal drug to The federal government so I doubt any time soon it will be approved by OWCP. Good luck I hear it helps considerably.
11340
silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
02:16 AM ET (US)
Thank you Snowed. I am at this point desperate to get off this narcotics. I feel like garbage all the time, and massive pain to boot. I hope you are well!!
11341
darnshamePerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
10:06 AM ET (US)
after talking to the doc it is likely that my illnes my cuase me to file a ca-2. i did file a ca-1 and have a claim number. the OIC and the supe called me and told me they have until monday to put some type of leave in for me and what did i want. i told them i checked the COP box. that means nothing to them. if my claim is denied i still have appeal rights. is management tryibg to screw me again?
11342
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
10:13 AM ET (US)
darnshame /m11341 - a CA-1 is for something traumatic, that is, it happens suddenly or on one day. A CA-2 is for something that happens over a period of time. You can't get COP for a CA-2.
11343
darnshamePerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
10:23 AM ET (US)
there is a good posibilty my claim will be denied. However, that is up to the DOL to decide. my question is that when i check the COP box, then that's what it should be until the ca-1 is disapproved.
11344
lawnladyPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
10:47 AM ET (US)
Darnshame. You are correct, but, we're dealing with management. The way it's suppose to be and the way it will be is under their control.

They will probably put you in for SL anyway. File a grievance.
11345
neicePerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
11:31 AM ET (US)
darnshame - if your claim is denied you will get appeal rights.
11346
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2015
01:09 PM ET (US)
darnshame-
If you ask for S/L you can buy it back after approval or LWOP is you can afford it.
11347
darnshamePerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2015
10:54 AM ET (US)
i think i'm going to file a ca-2. what happens to the ca-1? how does that affect the claim?
11348
lawnladyPerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2015
01:16 PM ET (US)
Mine was automatically converted to a CA2.
11349
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2015
11:48 PM ET (US)
darnshame-
You could have both going at the same time. Explain that you are uncertain as to whether it is a CA-1 or CA-2 claim. It is possible to get both approved. Though sometimes OWCP will convert a CA-1 to a CA-2, more often than not they just deny the claim and leave it up to you to figure out.
11350
Sue2Person was signed in when posted
01-27-2015
12:31 AM ET (US)
I had to go to hospital for COPD.
I am on OWCP for 3 back surgeries. I have NALC as backup.to medicare. Am no longer on PO Rolls. Who do I charge for back related meds. ? Can anyone give me advice ?
V     All messages            11335-11350 of 11350  11319-11334 >>