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DOL – OWCP SSDI, OWCP-TTD & FERS Concurrent Benefits – Episode 46 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast-

By In Uncategorized On November 29, 2023

Section 1:15 of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) Practice Manual states that Social Security Disability Retirement (SSDR) benefits are payable concurrently with FECA compensation. However, this does not mean that an injured federal worker claimant can receive both Social Security Disability benefits and temporary disability benefits under FECA without any reduction.

When an injured federal worker is eligible for both SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RETIREMENT and temporary disability benefits under FECA, the SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RETIREMENT benefits are typically subject to an offset or reduction. The purpose of this reduction is to prevent the claimant from receiving a double benefit for the same period of disability, as both SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RETIREMENT and FECA temporary disability benefits are meant to provide financial assistance during periods of disability.

Generally, the reduction is designed to ensure that the total amount of benefits the claimant receives (when combining SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY RETIREMENT and FECA) does not exceed a certain percentage of their average pre-disability earnings.

For the scenario of a federal employee who is eligible for temporary disability benefits under FECA and also qualifies for permanent Social Security Disability benefits due to a disability that makes them permanently unable to return to a government position of employment. Listen to the podcast and download the attached show transcript for an explanation of the relevant federal laws and provisions for eligibility of receiving SSDI & OWCP temporary disability or FERS disability benefits concurrently.

Dr. Taylor’s contact information is: https://fedcompconsultants@protonmail.com If you need a provider or assistance with a DOL claim in Tampa, Pensacola or Jacksonville Florida or Oklahoma City you can make an appointment to see him and the other providers at the clinic at M & R Medical & Therapy Center or FWC Medical Centers. To make a consult with Dr. Taylor to discuss your case or if you know someone if Florida who is recently injured you can call the clinic at 813-877-6900 or go to our website at https://mrtherapycenter.com/
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