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injured knee
07-30-2015
08:14 PM ET (US)
Ed...yes I noticed it last night.
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Ed Daniel
07-30-2015
07:40 PM ET (US)
Has anybody noticed that DOL has taken down the Web Portal & CQS that gives you access to medical bills resolved and unpaid bills, compensation payments, receipt of submitted CA-7s medical authorization. It appears that this DOL's reaction to the OPM's computers being hacked. Their solution is what OWCP did over 20 years ago. The OWCP's telephone lines will be tied up days. Good luck on getting through.
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concerned
07-30-2015
02:23 PM ET (US)
I was issued a schedule of benefits on the periodic rolls for the cycle of checks for 2013 thru 1/7/2017 calendar years Why, would owcp issue statement this far in advance?
Edited 07-30-2015 03:55 PM
29803
injured knee
07-29-2015
05:35 PM ET (US)
My case was excepted and reopened after 7 1/2 years of OWCP not accepting my ongoing condition. It was reopened March 30, 2015. My CE has all the necessary documents for me to change from OPM benefits back to OWCP benefits. Well I called OPM Tuesday July 21, 2015 and found out there is no letter in my file which was written by my CE on June 16, 2015...Friday July 24, 2015 I decided to check up on my information at the Social Security Office too...found out there is no Request for Earnings Form in my file there either.

Any suggestions as to what he is doing?

Am I allowed to change CE's or should he continue to suffer...obviously he is in dismay over the acceptance and reopening because he certainly fought hard!

Frank S. read this!
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Ed Daniel
07-29-2015
05:34 PM ET (US)
mailladypostlady: Go to it.
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mailladypostladyPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2015
11:39 PM ET (US)
A friend is having a second opinion for schedule award. Any advice?
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Ed Daniel
07-26-2015
07:32 PM ET (US)
jjmv:Did you submit another PPI assessment to DD? If so I bet that they based the new percentage on the latest PPI assessment. I would suggest that you request a reconsideration of the S/A decision indicating that there is a conflict of medical opinion created by the second DMA assessment. If a conflict exists between the medical opinion of the employee's physician and the medical opinion of either a second opinion physician or an OWCP medical adviser (DMA)or consultant, OWCP shall appoint a third physician to make an examination (see § 10.502). This is called a referee or impartial examination. OWCP will select a physician who is qualified in the appropriate specialty and who has had no prior connection with the case. FECA PM 02-0810(8)(g) states while the DMA may create a conflict in medical opinion, the DMA may not resolve it. Furthermore, the DMA's reasoned medical opinion will not usually constitute the weight of the medical evidence in an accepted disability case, even if the DMA is a Board-certified specialist in the appropriate field of medicine and the AP is not a specialist and offers no rationale, because the DMA has not examined the claimant and the AP has a critical function in determining extent and duration of injury-related disability.
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jjmv
07-26-2015
02:47 PM ET (US)
No additional treatment it was just on hold
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jjmv
07-26-2015
02:46 PM ET (US)
Mr Ed I send it to DD and informed her that I no longer was on PR do if she could help me with the matter I submitted my doctors MMI and the report from DMA which showed the 25 PPI
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Ed Daniel
07-26-2015
09:35 AM ET (US)
jjmv:If the same PPI assessment medical report was used to award two different percentages of impairment by two different DMA's then the Office has a conflict of medical opinion. Keep in mind that a schedule award is an award of percentage of permanent impairment and it should not change, unless some type of treatment (ie. surgery to correct a problem) occurred since the original assessment.

For my own information, when you"resubmitted your claim for the schedule, what did you "resubmit"?
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jjmv
07-25-2015
04:54 PM ET (US)
Mr Ed thanks for responding , I just checked and the original that was done in July of last year was done under the sixth edition , the DMA gave me a 25 PPI rating which was put on hold so I'm no longer on PR I resubmit and the DMA gives me a 13 PPI sixth edition
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Ed Daniel
07-25-2015
04:39 PM ET (US)
kc bmc:Whether when to collect the COP is an issue between you and employer. OWCP could care less because they have already made their decision.

Right about the retainer, I get my money up front.
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kc bmcPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2015
03:01 PM ET (US)
Ed, Thx for replies. I do understand I might have to pay back COP as it was an advance of money presuming I had a legitimate claim. But my question is when can the USPS require I pay back. I still have one year (as of 4/15) to file for another reconsideration. And I already know that I have the right to file a timely grievance which acts as a stay.

I also realize nobody wants to work for free and a retainer fee is required up front.
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camryn211
07-25-2015
04:23 AM ET (US)
Thank you Ed…..
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Ed Daniel
07-24-2015
08:45 PM ET (US)
KC bmc:You have to think of a decision from OWCP as a decision issued by a judge in a court of law. The decision remains in place until the decision is overturned or vacated. So, lets say you filed a CA-1 for a traumatic injury, the employing agency (EA) paid you Continuation of Pay (COP) because you filed the CA-1 within 30 days of the date of injury. OWCP later denies your entire claim. You are not entitled to medical reimbursement and COP paid by the EA related to the traumatic injury. The EA has a right to recoup the COP they paid you.
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Ed Daniel
07-24-2015
06:36 PM ET (US)
jjmv:Was the 25% Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) rating performed under the 5th Edition of the AMA Guide to Permanent Impairment and the 13% PPI performed under the 6th Edition of the AMA Guide to Permanent Impairment?
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