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5 Basic Element & Criteria for Establish an OWCP – DOL Injury Claim

Animation video tutorial on how to successfully establish a DOL – OWCP work-related Injury claim. OWCP requires the claimant’s ( injured worker) the responsibility to establish the five basic requirements of a federal workers compensation claim, which is known as[...]

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Episode 39 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- FECA Bulletin 23-03, -OWCP expands period for submitting evidence in initial claims to 60 days

FECA Bulletin 23-03 OWCP expands period for submitting evidence in initial claims to 60 days The Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) law has some legislated changes that affect OWCP & DOL. Under Section 5305(c) of the Act,[...]

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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 36 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- FECA Report of Earning Requirements

What earnings information must a government employee report? An employee who is receiving compensation for partial or total disability must advise OWCP immediately of any outside employment, outside income (no matter how small) including any concurrent dissimilar employment held at[...]

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Episode 30 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast – Processing Claims for COVID-19 Diagnosed After January 27, 2023

Subject: Processing Claims for COVID-19 Diagnosed After January 27, 2023 On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. This legislation streamlined the process for federal workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to establish coverage[...]

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Episode 25 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast – Federal Disability Retirement

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[...]

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Episode 24 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast – Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Part 2

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[...]

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OWCP -DOL Work Injury Claim Denials & Appeals

Federal Workers Comp Coffee Break Podcast Initial Denial —Burden of Proof: •The claimant has the burden to establish the components of his/her claim. •However, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is not a disinterested arbiter. •Thus OWCP shares in[...]

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OWCP Initial Claim Development & Claim Assistance

Federal Workers Comp Coffee Break Initial Claim Development Upon initial receipt of an Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) claim form (CA-1, CA-2, CA-2a, CA-5, etc.), the responsible claims examiner (CE) will determine if the initial claim and supplemental documentation[...]

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Impairment Ratings & OWCP Scheduled Awards Part 1 of 2

Federal Workers Comp Coffee Break 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[...]

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