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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
09-01-2014
10:24 AM ET (US)
enjoyed the "scripted" interview very much. wish i would have had such a calm conversation with a superior in my 31 years. the PO will not succeed. i DO think they should go the generic drug route. i WISH they could go after the fraud doctors AND employees. i do not believe there should be a cap on comp benefits. the damage is permanent and after 10 surgeries not to mention the psychological damage, we're unemployable. now they want to force us to retire at half the monetary benefit. i was harassed by a supervisor for 10 years and took it, because i always saw him get rid of employees and win. every time. our union was worthless. i took my husband for sinus surgery last week. while waiting who walks in but the president of the carrier union. (i was a clerk) who stood by me, fought for me, gave a statement for me. i hadn't seen him since i went out in 2005. we embraced, i cried. then he told me that just last week our manager was bad mouthing me....but once again he stood up for me telling him "you know steve you guys had her doing work she shouldn't have even been doing. and the women got injured and you're standing here bad mouthing her." i have come so far. i just smiled and looked in his eyes and told him, "it's all okay." you have to get to the point where that place no longer has a hold on you. it doesn't own you. it doesn't control your mind or your emotions. or you'll never be truly free. finally that place or those "sups" don't have me......blessings for everyone....
Edited 09-01-2014 10:26 AM
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checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
09-01-2014
10:05 AM ET (US)
thank you Snowed
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-31-2014
12:24 PM ET (US)
"What form do I submit to get reimbursed for traveling to and from my medical appointments?
Complete the OWCP-957 "Medical Travel Refund Request" form to request reimbursement for your transportation/mileage expenses. This form is available on the OWCP Web Bill Processing Portal. Click on the "Forms and Links" link. Write your OWCP claim number on the top right side of the form. You may record 3 trips on each form. The section requiring a Doctor's signature for each trip does not apply to OWCP claimants.
Mail the completed OWCP-957 to:
U.S. Department of Labor
DFEC Central Mailroom
PO Box 8300
London, KY 40742-8300"
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-31-2014
12:20 PM ET (US)
directly to OWCP
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checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
08-31-2014
09:53 AM ET (US)
Thanks Snowed... do I sent those directly to OWCP or go thru HR?
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2014
04:14 PM ET (US)
stef-
You should also write a narrative of your own that explains your developing condition and how working aggravates the condition. The more details the better. It is good to show this to the doctor who will write the medical report and also submit a copy to OWCP. Don't submit the CA-2 until you have your medical.

For example, if you walk during delivery explain how the condition/pain/etc changes as you perform the functions of your position.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2014
04:11 PM ET (US)
stef-71-
You can also have an occupational disease in the knees that causes the arthritic condition. This would have to be rationalized by your doctor as being directly related to your work activities. This all depends on the medical report so if your doctor states the arthritis is at least partially due to your occupation the OWCP will cover you 100%.
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-28-2014
04:07 PM ET (US)
checkchick-
Yes you have the correct form
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2014
08:47 PM ET (US)
stef71 - You have a ca-2 occupational disease - and yes, you can file a claim for aggravating a pre-existing arthritic condition. You need to have a doctor who will state medical rationale why your job and job duties aggravate your pre-existing arthritic knees. Without a doctor backing you up, it's impossible to get a claim approved.
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stef-71Person was signed in when posted
08-26-2014
07:43 PM ET (US)
if anyone could give me some advice would be very helpful. I've been a carrier for about 11yrs now. And just recently about 3 months ago I've been having alot of knee pain, burning sensations etc. I went to doc because pain has been unbearable at times and was told I have moderate to severe arthritis in both knee areas. Now I know that the cause has to be from the long hrs of walking climbing stairs you know the drill. I was wondering can i file a workers comp claim for this? if so how do i go about doing this. I never had a fall or anything like that it just the pain in my legs just gradually started hurting at different times. Thanks
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checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2014
01:15 PM ET (US)
Could someone please tell me what form is used to claim travel expenses like going to doc or PT? Is it 957 from DOL website?Thanks
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2014
10:32 PM ET (US)
Kimmiek: Where in the article does it say about USPS has been a hostile work environment, and they admit they have been injuring their employees. I must have missed it. I need this for my EEO that's going to trial pretty soon. That would be awesome to use. THX!!!
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2014
10:11 PM ET (US)
These types of interviews are very often scripted and it sounds like this one was. Maybe the big increase in worker's comp claims is primarily due to NRP? That would make sense with the numbers.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2014
11:05 PM ET (US)
Thx Rick for the info. Listened to Monique Colter and she appeared very versed, as if she already knew all of the questions. She mentioned the shrinking mail volume and employees. She didn't however mention the added parcels, the routes being added to, or carriers having to do MORE work in the same amount of time. I think any normal person looking at more work, a lot more parcels, in less time will eventually add stress and injury to the body. As for the post office using their own doctors, I went to a clinic that was under contract with them, and was put back to work with No restrictions with a shoulder the size of a cantaloupe. Told her she knew better, and she admitted to me she was quitting there, and if I had my doctors note, definitely use it. Thx to My doctor I had seen earlier, he had put me off of work. Complete torn rotator cuff, deltoid partial tear, they can keep their doctors, and I'll keep mine. I feel so sorry for the future employees, because they haven't seen anything yet. I'm with you Niece!! Delivered to hundreds of them over 30 plus years. It's SAD. My injuries weren't my doing, but rather managements,
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
08-24-2014
10:53 PM ET (US)
What is interesting and Rick shows it in the article-- They admit the USPS has been a hostile work environment-- they admit they have been injuring their employees-- BUT they gotta find the ones that are committing this so called fraud--wow
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-23-2014
11:36 AM ET (US)
Rick: Interesting. Thank you. Instead of going after hard-working Americans who get hurt working for the govt, the Inspector Generals of the Govt need to go after the food stamp fraud, the ssi fraud, the medicare fraud, the section 8 fraud and the welfare fraud - hell, most of these people never worked a day in their life and when they do work, they work under the table and still collect govt benefits. Backword's thinking!
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