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TK2004Person was signed in when posted
09:43 PM ET (US)
How do I get compensated for time that I was at approved therapy? I am a rural carrier, so my time is evaluated. I went to my appointments then came back to office and basically split route with RCA.
silvesterPerson was signed in when posted
06:39 AM ET (US)
Never volunteer to take a FCE. That is a brutal two day workout! Who is paying for your surgery? I think you need a lawyer to help you get on the right track.
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
03:21 PM ET (US)
...google the CA-20. It is a form that clearly enables the doctor to show periods of disability that you can submit with your CA-7.

Also why aren't you collecting wage loss for the shoulder surgery?
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
03:19 PM ET (US)
...praying your EEO goes well.
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
03:18 PM ET (US)
on my way out-
What you are trying to do with a 2009 injury is difficult. What you are trying to do is prove a recurrence. A new claim might be better suited. If you went back to work and had new exposure that caused the old injury/disease in the first place an new injury or occupational disease claim generally should be filed. You can explain this to the doctor and if he/she agrees, with the proper narrative you can still file a new claim. Show him/her the instructions on the form CA-2a which says, "IF A NEW INJURY OR EXPOSURE TO THE CAUSE OF AN OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS OCCURS, AND DISABILITY OR THE NEED FOR MEDICAL CARE RESULTS, A NEW FORM CA-1 OR CA-2 SHOULD BE FILED. This is true even if the now incident involves the same part of the body as previously effected."

They use ALL CAPS for a reason.

Why are you having an FCE? Are you at MMI? Unless you are otherwise ready to go back to work, it is probably unnecessary and could be harmful.
Edited 07-23-2014 03:20 PM
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
02:53 PM ET (US)
FCE, functional capacity evaluation.
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
02:06 PM ET (US)
Snowed: A FEC is a functionality evaluation (C??). I dont know what a CA-20 is. Since April of 2013, when I injured my shoulder, my workers comp doctor has me on NO Duty on my CA-17's for both shoulder and lumbar w/ hip injury, which occurred in 2009. 2 letters of narrative have been sent in, both denied by workers comp saying not enough evidence. So now we have an ex DOL worker helping us, and she's advised to get all of these tests, write a new narrative, and just maybe I'll get paid. She told me third strike, and I'm out. Unreal, but will do what I have to. I'm so tired. Got BAD news about my EEO going before the Judge yesterday, so had nightmares all night. P.O TWISTED everything to their ADVANTAGE. Won't give up, just need to step back, take a breath, and get my ducks in a row. Can never THX you enough for all you have done for me. Sometimes a "helping" person needsTHX again. help, and your doing a great job with me.
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
01:27 PM ET (US)
on my way out-
A CA-20 showing periods of disability should be enough to get paid or are you filing a new claim or recurrence?
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11:46 AM ET (US)
on my way out-
What is a FEC?
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11:38 PM ET (US)
Hi Snowed and all. I had shoulder surgery in May. Will be awhile before I go back. Full rotator cuff tear, and partial deltoid. Had "open" not arthroscopic, so recovery a lot longer. I'm out on a different injury, yet still haven't been paid for it, as doctor should have already done an updated mri, and a FEC test. Had mri last week, and waiting for approval for FEC. Once I get FEC, and the doctor does an updated narrative letter, then maybe I'll get paid. Haven't been paid since October 28th. Thx to God, I started getting SSDI end of November. All I can say is, I can't even afford to window shop. Things will eventually get better. Have to get shoulder better, before they can work on my lumbar and right hip. Long road. Thx for responding.
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
07:32 PM ET (US)
on my way out-
Thanks for the update. Does that mean you are staying home in wait of a proper job offer now?
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
12:17 PM ET (US)
Hi Everyone: Been recovering and going to therapy. Hope all of ya'll are doing ok. UPDATE on the "Hall Passes. The other day I got my usual DISMISSAL from my Post Office EEO, and laughed. Yet, I went to my station to get my CA-17's and "Hall Passes", that I have been given for the last 7 Months, and no "Hall Passes", I asked about them, and was told by the supervisor they were no longer required by Rio Grande Dist. Supervisor told me that the manager who had been making ONLY me do these, even though I am not working or getting paid told him to give me a message. It seems it was a Miscommunication???? I told supervisor when I turned in EEO, I took the Hall Pass, circled the part where it said about assuring I got paid, copied my pay stub on bottom, drew a line between the circle and the Zeros on my pay stub and asked WHERE'S MY PAY?? I guess EEO didn't like that part, and got with him. LOL, Anyways, if anyone ever is required "Hall Pass, and your not working,Make sure you follow ORDERS, then file as I did. Eventually, they get their just reward.
TK2004Person was signed in when posted
08:06 AM ET (US)
I thought as a rural carrier I had to take leave in full day increments too. Yet now they are telling me different. About 10 years ago I had a workmans comp case and the days I had only doctors appointments I turned in as LWOP then turned in a CA-7 as instructed at that time, has things changed? Getting answers is liking choosing door number 1,2 or 3. You get a different response from each one!
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09:24 PM ET (US)
Usually. Check your statement.
checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
08:51 PM ET (US)
Is health ins and life ins taken out of owcp pay?
wbmPerson was signed in when posted
04:04 PM ET (US)
Thanks Silvester!
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