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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
03:10 PM ET (US)
Clark d Just google them.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
03:10 PM ET (US)
Snowed Thanks. I know you have recommended contacting the SOL. I have only done it once before and it definitely rattled some cages.
31099
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
02:33 PM ET (US)
Rivkah-
I'll check there. Just so you know I have had good luck just emailing the SOL.
31098
Clark d.
09-20-2017
02:33 PM ET (US)
Thanks.How i can join pen soup website?If any link please send me .Thanks.
31097
RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
02:21 PM ET (US)
Clark d. I'm aware of the Postal Employees Network (pen) and Federal Soup. Not sure if there are others. There is also a site called the OWCP classroom with lots of information and a blog.
31096
Clark d.
09-20-2017
01:21 PM ET (US)
Hi,Which is onother forum?Can i get detail of other forum ?How i can join that forum too.How many forum for federal injured workers?please give me list of all of them. Thank you.
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RivkahPerson was signed in when posted
09-20-2017
09:35 AM ET (US)
Snowed. I sent a pm on fed soup. Any advice would be appreciated. I am still waiting for a legal consult. In the meantime, I sent a letter to the SOL and ccd it to the district director. I sent the dd letter by pm which was never scanned delivered so I don't know if it was received. That seems to be a pattern right now with priority. I sent the SOL express.
31094
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:44 PM ET (US)
You should make an appointment with the SSA and they can sit down and explain your benefits.
31093
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:43 PM ET (US)
PatrickA-
It is SOcial Security that reduced your wife's and your SSD benefits before full retirement age based on OWCP payment. After full retirement age OWCP will reduce its payment but you and your wife should get your full Social security payment...they take forever to fix this stuff...good luck.
31092
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:35 PM ET (US)
Sorry Wrong about VR...I believe this wAs changed recently.
"(4) A claimant who enters a vocational rehabilitation program during the course of a schedule award is entitled to receive compensation at the rate for TTD. This entitlement is satisfied by schedule award payments as well as those for TTD. It is therefore not necessary to interrupt a schedule award for payment of TTD unless the claimant is also receiving an annuity from OPM. In this case, the payments must be converted to TTD and an election must be obtained, as vocational rehabilitation services cannot be provided to an individual in receipt of such an annuity."
31091
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:32 PM ET (US)
FECA-2-2808
"(5) If payment for TTD is interrupted to pay a schedule award, such TTD payments must be resumed at the end of the schedule if the claimant has not been reemployed or rated for LWEC at the time the award ends (see Goldie Washington, 31 ECAB 239 (1979)). Therefore, it is extremely important to establish the claimant's earning capacity before the award ends. It may also be necessary to obtain an election if the claimant is also receiving an annuity from OPM."
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:23 PM ET (US)
Kimmiek-
I don't think you are correct. Often OWCP will hold off paying the Schedule Award while a person is on wage loss but they can replace the wage loss with the SA. Yes the claims examiner is encouraged to calculate a LWEC if possible but often there is not enough info in the record to do so since VR can not be approved during a SA. If the claimant was receiving total disability wage loss at the time the SA commences then the claim examiner is obligated to return the claimant to the periodic roll if no LWEC is authorized.
Edited 09-19-2017 10:24 PM
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31088
Clark d.
09-19-2017
11:43 AM ET (US)
Hi,I tried to get help from several places but not satisfied.I heard about IFWAA in this.If anyone tell me that is it good idea to go with them?What are advantages and disadvantages of to go with IFWAA please quick reply will be appreciated .I don't no nathing about it.Thank you
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KIMMIEKPerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
10:40 AM ET (US)
Concerned HI! If you file for a SCHEDULE AWARD you must be at MMI for this injury claim number- You must be no longer collecting compensation so you will either be back at work or retired or on Disability retirement. You cannot collect a schedule award and compensation for this claim number at the same time. ONCE you accept the SA and you are finished collecting it you will receive an LWEC and your done with OWCP monetarily unless the injury degenerates due to your accepted medical condition... so it can go a percentage up and your can collect more for the award but you are done monetarily with OWCP. You can still seek medical attention if in fact you need to and they can reopen the claim if it is related to your on the job injury.
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Patrick APerson was signed in when posted
09-19-2017
03:41 AM ET (US)
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Snowed
I went to Congressman Vargas's office yesterday . It was a very useful appointment. The lady that's working on my case was very helpful and their contacting OWCP and Soc. Sec. had very positive results. She said that she will again contact the OWCP District office and enquire as to why I did not get my check. Also she is going to contact OPM about why OWCP thinks that I am collecting my FERS/OPM Retirement benefits. So maybe we will some results. Also she said that she would enquire as to why my wife did not start getting her full benefit from my Soc. Sec. So now we sit back and wait. We started this process in July and are or it seems that we are getting positive results, it's just a lot of hurry up and wait. Also seems that we are getting close to the end of the tunnel. But as I said before at this time I do not feel or think it would be to my advantage to start taking my OPM Retirement, I guess there is a lot more research to be done before I pull the pin!
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