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fecaadvocatePerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2016
02:09 AM ET (US)
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Dear First lady and President Obama .I hope that you can correct a civil violation that has continued and been repeated since the 1990s
to the present In 2010 the agency had been sent an affirmation of the disability act by your husband who had been in charge of this federal department and this agency began the process of removing or limiting hours of employment using practices involving discrimination of employee's with a handicapped . I was aware that your father and the president father in law had a handicap; and your father, like most of us in federal service had to find our own way to do our work though are ability to think outside the box to find our own reasonable accommodations to preform the essential elements of our jobs. I am sure your father was stressed as were the one hundred and thirty thousand disabled employee were also stressed ,who were financial destroyed, and morally devastated affecting all of their family In my agency these employee's had their personnel files reviewed and then were told that they had no work available for them or gave them three hours a day work so they would not have to pay unemployment cost . Prior to the agency reviewing their files ;allowed these employed to work 8 to 12 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week. After they got rid of the people who were labeled kips, rehabs cripples and other names. It is hard to imagine these employees who were up to forty years of service and had several commendations letters and veterans would be removed because no work was available . There was work available because the union had filed and receive multi million dollars settlements because the work that the handicapped employee's had done was being done in violation by employees not authorized in the contract. Unfortunately none of this money went to the handicapped worker that were doing this work after their apparently fraudulent removal of no work available, The agency of the USPS has violated your husbands letters and policy and the federal laws concerning handicap discrimination . Please look at the settlement caused by these action and cost of these action. The USPS to-date has created, The NRP Class action finding of discrimination estimate in their Q-10 which shows a Billion dollars,The Pittman settlement claim 12.7 million and the first violation was Glover vs USPS which was 61 million dollars. I pray that the lord inspires you to help these people that have lost everything, life. family, dignity and hope!
Edited 07-28-2016 02:08 PM
6654
TommiPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2016
10:10 PM ET (US)
Bulldog#6652, your answer was long and full of information. Thank you so much for sharing. I thank all for any and all info shared. We all need to help each other and I sure appreciate all I hear. I also take heed on many things. Thanks again and God bless
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NC520Person was signed in when posted
07-16-2016
09:05 PM ET (US)
BULLDOG #6652, Thanks for posting this information.
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BULLDOGPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2016
05:52 PM ET (US)
Tommi OPM has the rates from 2013-2016 which are listed on line. At one time they archived all of the benefit charges for each year, but just recently they only provided the information for 4 years. I was able to glean the information for 2011 by comparing my pay stub, before they sent me home on NWA as a result of NRP, and my benefit statements after I was put on the 28 day cycle by OWCP. I have all of the postal employee and non-postal employee rates for 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 (self & family) and 2016 (self + one). If you had self & family coverage I can tell you the rates for every year except 2012, but I'm hoping to get that information next week after I make a few more phone calls. This was for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Basic Option, but it is true for all insurance options. If you have your Benefit Service Plan book from the insurance carrier you chose during Open Season check the breakdown of rates, and if you don't have your Service Book call FEHB and see if they can get you one. BC/BS can be found on the back page listing the type of enrollment, non-postal premiums (biweekly & monthly) showing your share and the government's share. The next column postal premiums, that means that you are still considered a postal employee on the USPS roles. Biweekly premiums are shown, but there are two categories. Category 1 is for postal employees who are listed as postal employees, even if they are on OWCP. Category 2 is for postal employees who are retired, in other branches of the Federal Government and non-bargaining unit employees. This premium rate is the same as non-postal biweekly rate. The difference between Category 1 (biweekly $135.14) and Category 2 (biweekly $160.75) is $25.61, which is what you are being overcharged. If you are on a 28 day cycle that would be twice that amount ($25.61 x 2= $51.22) you should be getting reimbursed by the Postal service every 28 days for those who qualify.

I can also provide the rates for all enrollment options for BS/BS for 2016.

To qualify you must have been receiving OWCP for X number of hours which equal a year. Call your OWCP case worker to check on this if you aren't certain. If you've been on OWCP since 2010 I believe you'll qualify. See if you can get a letter from them stating your are still an postal employee.
Make certain you are still considered a postal employee and are listed as such on their roles even if you are only receiving a pay stub.
Call HRMSS, Human Resource Management Shared Services, and make certain you are still considered a Postal Employee, and again see if you can get them to write a letter to that effect.

After you get all of your ducks in a row and are certain you qualify, call Northern Ohio District Health and Resource Management, or write to your Senator. In my case he wrote to the Government Liaison Manager who is the go between with the Postal Service.

Sorry this is so long, but I hope it was of some help. I had to do a lot of digging on my own. If I can help in any other way let me know. GOD BLESS!
Edited 07-28-2016 04:38 PM
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TommiPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2016
02:16 PM ET (US)
Bulldog #6649, how do you know the correct amount for medical?
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2016
05:44 AM ET (US)
thanks, but this was over 10 years ago and way before I became knowledgeable about the ways of the PO and OWCP....
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BULLDOGPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2016
09:55 PM ET (US)
Metoo Contact your State Senators and your Congressman explaining your problem. I sent the same letter to all of them and have had good results from my Senators. They sent a copy of my letters to OWCP and the PO and they both jumped. An OWCP decision was reversed and the PO is going to reimburse me for OWCP taking too much out for my medical benefits since 2011. Some of our government officials aren't that great at their job, but remember it is an election year and they want your vote. What have you got to lose?
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VWPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2016
08:20 PM ET (US)
Metoo-
I would not stop at filing a grievance with your union. You need to write a letter to OWCP stating that the nurse illegally inserted herself into your claim causing you to lose your doctor. I would also get the name of the nurse and file a complaint with your state nursing board as there could also be violations of the other laws, i.e. HIPPA, Privacy Act.
Edited 07-15-2016 08:21 PM
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2016
05:20 PM ET (US)
VW..HRM contacted/harassed my dr by phone and yes they are not suppose to but they did and I lost a great dr because of it.. And what happened??? Union filed a grievance and HRM got a slap on the hand....
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VWPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2016
02:28 PM ET (US)
Disablevetinmaine-
I was scrolling through posts as I do from time to time and saw something you wrote that caught my eye. You stated that the POSTAL NURSE contacted your doctor. Do you have proof of this? How was the contact made, was it in writing or over the phone? When did the contact happen? Representatives from your employing agency are not allowed to contact your treating physician except to inquire about your ability to return to work. This request can be satisfied by submitting a CA-17 from your doctor. At no time are they permitted to contact your doctor by phone and when they contact your doctor in writing a copy of the request must also be sent to you.
Edited 07-15-2016 02:32 PM
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-14-2016
07:28 AM ET (US)
Just wanted to let everyone know that I talked with SS this morning and Snowed is right, the girl said my pension wouldn't be offset as on fers you pay ss....
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-14-2016
05:17 AM ET (US)
BULLDOG and Chatty Kat...Thank you for the advice and I will follow thru with this, you have given me a lot to think about..

Snowed... thanks, that is a relief... I will follow up will all this for my ease of mind...
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
10:42 PM ET (US)
Metoo-
you should not have any offset with fers retirement and regular SS.
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BULLDOGPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
10:01 PM ET (US)
Metoo I don't know why SS offices should be so different, but I didn't call for an appointment, but went straight to the office. I was called straight to the window and told the lady I was thinking of retiring, but I also wanted to have my husband piggy back on my SS so he could have larger payments, up to half of what I would be receiving. The window person didn't know what I was talking about and immediately set me up with an appointment with a counselor. The window people aren't knowledgeable about SS. Be creative and make the information you are seeking sound complicated. I guarantee they will set you up with a counselor. Tell them about your pending divorce and you some questions. Insist on an appointment!
Oh, that piggy back SS for my husband was only available until May 1,2016. The government closed several SS loopholes that benefited seniors and even their children, but this was made part of a bill they passed but never told the public they were doing it. The window clerk knew nothing about it and immediately set me up with an appointment to see the counselor. I'll bet she still doesn't know about these changes.
And I still haven't signed up for SS. I was and still am scared, but my husband and I have gone without OWCP benefits for over a year and survived on his SS of $700/mo.

Chatty Kat is also giving you good advice. Check into senior centers available in your area and ask them if they might invite some one from SS to come to the Senior Center and provide an informational talk for those who are not retired, but considering it in the near future. Also check in your phone book under Government for Senior advocate agencies. Remember that your case is UNIQUE to you and YOU need to assert yourself to get the correct answers for your problems. CHATTY KAT and I can only suggest avenues for you to try, but NO ONE has a problem exactly like yours and NO ONE can give you the CORRECT answers to your SS questions.
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
06:52 PM ET (US)
Chatty Kat.. thanks will check it out.. I was hoping someone here went thur this already and knew the answer...
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Chatty KatPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
06:13 PM ET (US)
Metoo:6637 :: you may want to talk to someone at the local senior center. Some get visits from agencies like ss which could help support. There are some local nonprofits that also could help. Best place to start is at a senior center.... good for all who are 50+.
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
06:04 PM ET (US)
hopefully I am wrong but not how I am reading it....
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
06:04 PM ET (US)
problem is I am going thru a divorce and am trying to do an agreement with soon to be ex, thought I would at least be collecting ss and pension from PO when I retire but I can't get a direct answer, sounds like I will be getting 300 a month after taxes and health benefits...WT????
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MetooPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
06:00 PM ET (US)
BULLDOG.. thanks but ss said they wont give me an appointment unless I am applying for benefits 6 months before retiring.. WT??? I just want answers... they talked with me on the phone and referred me to their website for answers, which I cant get/understand.. I just want a direct answer, I will try calling them again tomorrow, wish there was someone who could just give me a direct answer and then I will know what to do... it sounds good to wait until I reach 70 but don't know if I can fight that long and win...
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BULLDOGPerson was signed in when posted
07-13-2016
05:35 PM ET (US)
Metoo I'm in a similar situation, but my suggestion is to make an appointment with an Social Security counselor and meet face to face. I was told that my SS income is based on my highest three years. The counselor won't tell you what to do, but if you pose the question properly, I learned if you haven't signed up for SS and can wait until one month before the birth month of your 70th birthday you can collect both your OWCP and your SS without either interfering with the other, that is, no deductions to either, as long as your doctor says you are temporarily disabled and OWCP receives at least one letter from the doctor yearly and you complete and submit the form EN-1032 (Rev. 04-14) which they send you at the end of the year, late November or early December.
The SS counselor can also tell you how much you will be receiving. He can give you different scenarios concerning your situation and position. Hope this helps some, but make a point of a face to face talk. God Bless and Good Luck!
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