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neicePerson was signed in when posted
10:50 AM ET (US)
Snowed- I sent you an email, did you receive my email?
neicePerson was signed in when posted
09:49 AM ET (US)
checkchick - holidays are the same as a/l & s/l.
checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
06:40 AM ET (US)
niece ..... thank you...and yes the exact wording is "You are being paid on your average earnings for the last 4 months while you have been working 5-6 hours a day" I wonder how holiday pay figures into this.
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08:44 PM ET (US)
checkchick - If and when you take a day off due to annual or sick leave, the remaining hours which you can't work due to owcp, then, yes - those 2 hours will be written on 3971 as 2 hours of owcp/lwop code 049. If DOL does the average over the last 4 months, to be safe, keep some of that money in the bank in case they ever ended up overpaying you because they will come knocking for it later.

I'm surprised DOL is doing an average.
checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
06:34 PM ET (US)
niece.....for the last several months i have worked anywhere between 5 and 6 hours depending on the work available. It varys a little each day. Dol averaged my last 4 months and gave a dollar amount they will be paying. So if i take a day of annual or sick, it should be 6 hours AL and the other 2 owcp code?
neicePerson was signed in when posted
04:27 PM ET (US)
checkchick - they will pay you automatically with periodic roll - but they don't pay you an "average" unless you were not a full time regular when you got hurt. They pay you a specific amount. ex. if you can only work 6 hours/day, then owcp will pay you for 2 hours/day with the periodic roll. It will be tax free and if you have a dependent it will be 75% of your pay.

You have to make sure the supv puts you in for LWOP OWCP code 049 for the 2 hours/day you can't work so that it is input correctly so you don't get ripped off your computation for your retirement. You don't want them to just put in LWOP because that goes against st. You don't want sick leave or annual leave either, because then you will be over paid. Just make sure your supv puts you in for LWOP OWCP CODE 049!
checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
04:20 PM ET (US)
Hi all..i had surgery 2 years ago and since then have slowly returned to work with restrictions and currently work about 6 hours a day. I'm a FTR city carrier and i carry 4 hours on street and work 2 hrs in office. In May 2016 i was sent to comp doc and his report states that my condition is permanent and his opinion is I willnot be able to return to full time carrying..I usually submit ca7 every 2 weeks to claim lost hours. 2 days ago I received letter from dol stating I have been put on periodic roll every 28 days and do not have to submit ca7. They have averaged my lost hours over last 4 months and will now pay me the average. I was just wondering how that works if I take annual or sick leave and also holiday pay. I have about 2 and half years til retirement. Will I be able to continue to do city carrier work with restrictions as i am now or will they try to do something different? I'm not sure what to expect.
Mom2,3Person was signed in when posted
04:38 PM ET (US)
Thank you VW!
VWPerson was signed in when posted
03:37 PM ET (US)
Since you are retired and you are not collecting wage-loss compensation you getting a job will not affect your OWCP benefits as far as medication and medical treatment. If you were collecting wage-loss compensation that would be affected.
Mom2,3Person was signed in when posted
11:11 AM ET (US)
I have been retired seven years. I was a rural carrier that sustained back and leg injuries in a not at fault auto accident. I wS brought inside and continued to work 4 hours then 2 hours per day until I retired civil service retirement with 29 years, 11 months service at age 47. My office continuously worked me outside of my restrictions and although I wasn't ready to retire I felt I had no choice. OWCP has continued to pay for my medications and doctors visits. I have been offered a part time job outside of gov employment but it is over the two hours I was working when I retired. Can OWCP stop my medication and doctors payments if I take another job. I need to feel useful again. I am so lonely at home. I could really use the money as I have two children wanting to go to college. Any help would be welcomed and appreciated greatly.
VWPerson was signed in when posted
07:31 PM ET (US)
Thank you for posting this link. I got to page 6 of the report and actually found something that is going to help me with a few claims I am working on. Again thanks, very informative and useful to have.
Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
07:10 PM ET (US)
Thought some of you may desire to read the following:

Federal Employees' Compensation Act:
DOD Access to DOL Data Is Generally Sufficient, but Monitoring Timelines Could Help Return-to-Work Efforts


Rick Owens - PEN
Rhonda RichardsonPerson was signed in when posted
02:13 PM ET (US)
I have called many times to claim examiner, also I did contact my Congressman and they have been looking into it for me. Time keeps passing though.Even the COP hasn't been paid. Back in May my Postmaster signed off on a grievance to pay the COP but he never did and the union has done nothing. The postmaster had me come to the office 3 different occasions to sign agreements to pay me and yet he was just playing with me because it still has not been paid.
VWPerson was signed in when posted
08:43 AM ET (US)
It can be very frustrating dealing with this stuff on your own and it has been my experience that when dealing with an EEO and OWCP claim the union is not in a rush to help anyone. Either because they don't care or are not knowledgeable about the processes. If you shoot me an email I will try and help the best I can. vicwalker1@gmail.com
neicePerson was signed in when posted
07:45 AM ET (US)
Rhonda - Yes, you need to contact your claim's examiner at Owcp. First by phone & ask what's going on, then follow up that conversation with a letter to claim's examiner, then if still no pay, contact your congressman/woman and get them involved. They have to get involved with federal employee's complaints.
Rhonda RichardsonPerson was signed in when posted
02:18 AM ET (US)
I was injured on 2/9/2016 my pm screwed up things at the beginning, finally my case was accepted. Filed a grievance for COP, pm agreed to pay COP. I turned in all my medical and it was approved but I have not been paid COP and OWCP has not paid me a dime. All my CA-7's after my COP period have been turned in. I don't have money for an attorney, the union has not followed up on anything, I'm having to do everything myself. I filed an EEO against the PM for all he did to mess up my case because he never wanted me to file on my injury. I can't find a rep for my Redress hearing. I will have to do that myself as well. 24 years of service and this is what I get. Any ideas?
Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
08:36 AM ET (US)
Some of you may want to read an article I just posted - Former Senior Claims Examiner at DOL Worker’s Compensation Office in Dallas Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Taking Bribes


If that link does not work go here: http://postalemployeenetwork.com/news/
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08:22 AM ET (US)
If SSDI paid you overlapping time with DR the first year SSD would reduce your OPM by 100% of the SSDI. S it is very possible they are not showing you the full calculations. If they are still wrong on this issue and for your other issue contact your congressmans office.
GRACE-GRACEPerson was signed in when posted
12:01 PM ET (US)
I retired in 2011 on DR but continued to receive workers' comp since my injury was on the job. In 07/2013 I elected OPM DR and received my first payment in 02/2014 at 40%. In 10/2014 I was excepted for SSD. 01/2015 I received a letter from OPM stating that I was overpaid in the sum of 14.000.00 dollars because they had paid me for the first year at 60% of my last three highest salaries but they did not and to add insult to injury they had the nerve to take 13 years of service time away from me stating that I worked 97% as a part time employee. I have been a career employee since 1994 with 40 plus hours and from 1987 until 1994 as a PTF with no less than 1700 hours in a year. I have been fighting them for over a year. They reduced the amount of the overpayment down to 12.000.00 dollars and said this the new amount that I owe them. I appealed the new amount in 02/2016 and still have not received a final decision from them. The retired postal employee's video is similar to mine situation. What can I do? any suggestions.
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