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

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[...]

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Episode 45 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- OWCP Lost Work Earning Capacity (LWEC) Denials

Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (LWEC). The loss of wage-earning capacity determination performed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 8115 provides that an injured worker will not be penalized for returning to a lower-paying job because of a disabling condition. It also[...]

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Episode 44 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- LWEC & Electronically Filing a CA-7 Form

OWCP Form CA-7 Claim for Compensation, is used for claiming compensation for wage loss due to an on-the-job injury when leave is used most of the time. But it also is used for other things that I want to cover[...]

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Episode 43 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- Help I just got Hurt! A step by step guideline!

Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast is about all things related to Federal Workers Compensation, FECA, OWCP, DOL & Longshore claim filing as an injured federal worker. The podcast is an educational and informative training on how to navigate the[...]

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Episode 42 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- Video Surveillance & OWCP

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE Injured federal workers who draw wage loss compensation should assume that investigators associated with the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) have covertly filmed them or will film them. This is a very common technique and tool of[...]

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Episode 41 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- Light duty & Job offers

The podcast is free and is educational. If you need help with anything related to a federal workers compensation claim…help is just a cup of coffee away. Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast is about all things related to Federal Workers[...]

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Episode 40 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- FMLA Tutorial & Helpful Tips!

The podcast is free and is educational. If you need help with anything related to a federal workers compensation claim…help is just a cup of coffee away. Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA) Paper Work Tutorial helpful tips! Employee rights[...]

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Episode 38 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- OWCP Nurse Case Managers

OWCP Contract Nurses OWCP utilizes contracted nursing services in order to facilitate an injured worker’s claim. OWCP nurse intervention program and other programs available are utilized by OWCP claims examiners to improve case management and/or reducing costs. The nurse intervention[...]

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Episode 37 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- FERS Application Deep Dive

OPM Disability Retirement is a benefit granted to all Federal Employees who meet the criteria of “Disability”. By “Disability”, however, it does not mean that you must be completely physically incapacitated or disabled either; rather, it simply requires that you[...]

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Episode 35 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- FAQ from Listeners

Explaining Common Questions on Rights, Rules, Laws & Regulations How and when is a notice of traumatic injury filed? (a) For injuries sustained on or after September 7, 1974, a notice of injury must be filed within three years of[...]

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