Episode 27 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast -Ways to Appeal an OWCP Closed Case
Federal Workers Comp Coffee Break Podcast
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 DOL, OWCP claims filing process for all types of injured US government and federal workers. The podcaster has 27 years in assisting with federal workers compensation as a consultant and trainer. 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.Dr. Taylor’s educational podcast utilizes his experience and history as a DOL – OWCP provider and his years of consulting and teaching all things federal workers compensation related. This is an educational short form format for learning how to successfully file federal workers compensation claims. So grab a cup of coffee and lets begin.
WAYS TO APPEAL A CLOSED CASE
If you receive a Notice of Decision letter from DOL/OWCP denying your claim, you have one (1) year from the date of the denial letter to appeal your decision. Also, if you have an accepted OWCP case that is closed due to inactivity or your case worker does not think that your case should be kept open due to your OWCP case diagnosis. You can appeal your closed case as well. Administrative closure usually happens when a patient’s OWCP case is closed due to “no activity” in your case for a period of 120 or 180 days. Oral hearings can be attended Telephonically! One of the most common ways to appeal a closed case is over the phone. OWCP Oral Hearings can now be conducted telephonically saving you the trouble and cost of attending your OWCP Oral Hearing in person. Your doctor, your union representative, OWCP consultant, lawyer or even just you representing yourself can represent you in an oral hearing. ORAL hearing appeals process telephonically allow you or your representative to represent you during your OWCP Oral Hearing via telephone conference call. Although the FECA was intended to be non-adversarial, the law is complicated. 5 USC 8127 allows an injured worker to appoint a representative to act for him or her in any proceeding under the Act. A representative such as a union steward or attorney experienced in the ins and outs of this program can help an injured worker. The provision for this type of appeal is found under 5USC.8128(a). This pretty much means that an injured employee who does not agree with DOL & OWCP case decisions, They can then appeal orally but under an oral appeal there is the telephonic option. Which saves the injured employee time by not having to travel to meet in person .
Dr. Taylor’s educational podcast utilizes his experience and history as a DOL – OWCP provider and his years of consulting and teaching all things federal workers compensation related. This is an educational short form format for learning how to successfully file federal workers compensation claims. So grab a cup of coffee and lets begin.
Dr. Taylor’s contact information for more information or assistance is:
If you need a provider or assistance with a DOL claim in Tampa, Jacksonville or other areas of Florida you can make an appointment to see him and the other providers at his clinic at
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