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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
02:36 PM ET (US)
Submit to the agency. If you are retired disabled you are not an employee but the agency still needs to complete their part of the form.
jjmvPerson was signed in when posted
02:28 PM ET (US)
Thanks mr egark but I have been trying to do this for three months and no one in DOL has informed me of the rules so I was asking for professional advice "free" advice I was informed to submit a ca-7 but no luck - I was not home when I asked the question so i'am home now I looked at the ca-2a instructions and I will submit to agency I really don't know if i'am considered a employee or not / ? I haven't worked since 2009 when I was NRP and applied for OPM disability but I'll try the agency - thanks anyway
egarkPerson was signed in when posted
11:27 AM ET (US)
jjmv /m12686 - I don't know and I suppose I could look it up, but I have found that these forms have things called "instructions" that tell you what to do.
jjmvPerson was signed in when posted
11:09 AM ET (US)
Mr snowed do I submit it to DOL or the agency
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
10:10 PM ET (US)
You need to file a CA-2a when an employer withdraws limited duty. you Also need to make sure your medical restrictions and report are up to date
jjmvPerson was signed in when posted
06:39 PM ET (US)
What happen to FECA Dirty Dave anyway I was asking Dirty Dave - okay 2010 I was on OWCP in the mean time I applied for OPM disability annuity due to NRP 2015 I accepted a job offer went to work the employer walked me out so I transferred to OPM disability annuity so here i'am a year later and under FECA rules i'am entitled to switch back to FECA benefits I have submitted my request to switch with a ca-7 and my proof of a ca-1 form of my original injury to my claims examiner , senior examiner, district director , for the past 3 months so any advice as to what else I need to do - when I was walked out in 2015 I requested to be returned / the employer informed me that due to my injuries they could not accommodate me / okay that's fine but now I'm trying to transfer back to FECA benefits ; any advice I've tried everything
VWPerson was signed in when posted
09:57 AM ET (US)
As neice stated you can buy back your leave for the time you were using your own sick leave. If you are going to be collecting compensation payments for being totally disabled from working you will either receive 75% of your pay at the pay rate based off of the date of injury if you have dependents, or 66 1/3% if no dependents. This is tax free compensation so there are no deductions for union dues, TSP etc.. They will take deductions for your health, life and vision insurance but you need to make sure the deductions are taken out. When you file your first CA-7 to receive compensation payments OWCP should send you a letter showing how they calculated your pay rate and what deductions will be made from your compensation. If you want more information go to this link, https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/complia...feca-pt2/group2.htm, and look at number 15 under Chapter 2-0901.
Edited 07-22-2016 05:38 PM
neicePerson was signed in when posted
09:34 AM ET (US)
hurtinTX - Are you still gonna be out of work? If so, for how long?

On the form ca-7 & ca-7a that you send into HR for them to verify and they then forward to OWCP, there is a line called - Leave Buy Back where you put the number of sick hours you want refunded back to you, but you have to have your supervisor change all your sick leave to OWCP code 049 LWOP, then you write the hours down on the form of the OWCP code 049 LWOP to be paid by OWCP.

The ca-7& ca-7a are for one week at a time, so you will be filling out a few forms to put each week down. Your supv has to first change the sick leave you took off, to OWCP code 049 LWOP in TACS.

To answer your question about your deductions, it may just be easier to take one hour of sick leave each day, then your deductions will be covered or two hours of sick leave each day in case your deductions are too much. I do think HR & owcp have a way of handling deductions for you if you don't have any sick leave left.

I've never dealt with this situation [deduction problem], so I can't advise you on this.
hurtinTXPerson was signed in when posted
09:24 AM ET (US)
my ca-2 claim was recently accepted. I have been on sick leave since may 3 and would like to change to LWOP and start receiving compensation benefits. I have read several sources and even called the OWCP office and I am still confused. How can I make the transition with the least amount of time without pay? What about my deductions? health ins., union dues, vision, fers and so on.
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08:57 AM ET (US)
Shoot me an email at vicwalker1@gmail.com
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
09:04 PM ET (US)
Niece12677/ I am thinking union will be doing a reconsideration which we have up to 1 year but I do not want to wait that long. I just need help to get this overturned. So I appreciate all the help and advice I can get. Yes, I reached out to union in April and here it is July. I am trying to be considerate of others but in mean time I am catching it
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
09:01 PM ET (US)
VW12676/ I would love some assistance in doing an appeal. I am thinking union will be doing a reconsideration.
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08:44 PM ET (US)
throwed - You only have 30 days to do your appeal, hope they hurry & help you
VWPerson was signed in when posted
03:11 PM ET (US)
Okay I was going to try and offer some assistance but if you have your union helping you then I am hoping you'll be okay.
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
02:45 PM ET (US)
VW12674/ Yes they offered appeal rights. I am waiting on union to help me with it. Do not want to botch it. They just backlogged with so many denials who aren't getting anything and I am getting half.
VWPerson was signed in when posted
02:17 PM ET (US)
When OWCP cut your compensation payments for refusing the job offer did they offer you appeal rights for this decision? If they did I would see what appeal rights you still have left and exercise them.
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09:35 AM ET (US)
You can also lose the chance to qualify for SSDI if you wait too long. It's too complicated for me to explain. I would consult an attorney. Since you are over age 50, the criteria for disability changes and it is easier to get. I went thru 2 appeals but I finally got it.
Edited 07-13-2016 09:37 AM
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09:25 AM ET (US)
SSDI offset is now to your full retirement age. No I don't agree....at least with the info I have. You could be losing valuable $$. When you apply for DR, you also must apply for SSDI. What I saw because I didn't have any earned income is my SSDI amount actually dropped. Plus you get Medicare after 2 years.
Edited 07-13-2016 09:31 AM
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08:36 AM ET (US)
Snowed12669/12670, I did not know I could get owcp and ss disability.I have been denied but did not go through with appeal.I was thinking as long as I am still employed with usps and receiving owcp benefits I could not get ss disability.So would you agree if I want to get SA then go after once I get DR and before SS Disability? Ssdi will be offset until I am 62 correct?
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09:31 PM ET (US)
"Your monthly Social Security
disability benefits, including benefits
payable to your family members, are
added together with your workers’
compensation or other public
disability payment.
If the total amount of these
benefits exceeds 80 percent of your
average current earnings, the excess
amount is deducted from your Social
Security benefit."
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