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New TSP Legislation Offers Unprecedented Flexibility For Federal Workers

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Congress recently passed a directive which would allow federal retirees to make multiple withdrawals from their Thrift Savings Account. This account is an off-shoot of the Federal Employees Retirement System which closely mirrors ...

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Schedule Award for Injured Federal Postal Workers

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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If you as a federal postal worker suffer a permanent injury to any body part, you may be eligible for a schedule award. This is a form of benefits paid out to you on a monthly basis regardless of your employment status in order to...

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Is OWCP Making Your Life Difficult?

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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You may not know this if you’re a new applicant, but filing a federal workers’ compensation claim can put you in the line of fire of some very adversarial administrative practices that OWCP and the Department of Labor have bee...

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Will I Receive My Annuity If I Leave Federal Service?

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Leaving federal service for whatever reasons isn’t something you should take lightly, especially if you are looking to receive your annuity that you’ve been paying into for a number of years. You may be looking to move on to a...

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Federal Workers’ Compensation for Job-Related Assaults

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Assault of any form can be very hard to endure and change the dynamics of your relationships, whether personal or professional. A lot of federal workers across the country, you included, are of the opinion that nothing violent can...

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Federal Correctional Officers More Prone to Injuries

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Prison population numbers show no signs of abating. The Federal Corrections facilities scattered across the country are groaning at the weight of offenders who come into these facilities in a habitual manner, stretching our countr...

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Advantages of Federal Disability Retirement Compensation

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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The words ‘federal disability retirement’ sound like a death knell for a lot of federal workers who worry that they won’t be able to get by should they leave their comfortable federal jobs where they’ve probably given deca...

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An Introduction to OWCP ECAB Decisions

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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ECAB, also known as the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board is a federal body that was set up in 1946 for the sole purpose of hearing appeals by injured federal workers who have had their claims denied. It is made up of 3 indi...

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Interim Payments for Federal Disability Retirement

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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After placing an application for federal retirement compensation through your agency, OPM will notify you regarding whether or not it’s been approved. Approval is usually based off a couple of things such as your agency letting ...

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My FCE Came Back Invalid – Can I Repeal?

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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One of things you may have to face as an injured federal worker is the reality of an FCE, otherwise known as a Functional Capacity Evaluation. As you continue to receive checks from OWCP to help take care of your day to day needs,...

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