Tag Archives: OWCP

Surviving spouse benefits for federal employees

A question I’m occasionally asked whether a surviving spouse, with or without dependent children, will receive wage-loss payments after a claimant’s death. The answer is yes—if the claimant has died from the work-related medical condition(s). If the cause of death Read more

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Light duty job eliminated due to downsizing

What effect would there be on my compensation if my light duty job eliminated due to downsizing? If your actual earnings from your light-duty job reasonably represent your wage-earning capacity and your employer has stated in writing that no other Read more

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Returning to work after a federal workers’ compensation injury

What do I need to do if I return to work? Once you recover from your work-related injury you will no longer qualify for federal wage loss compensation.  If you are fully recovered from your injuries, you are required to Read more

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Reporting requirements to OWCP

What information do I need to report? If you are receiving partial or total disability compensation, you must report to the OWCP any other additional employment positions held at the time you incurred your injuries, even if the injuries did Read more

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What is the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA)?

What is the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA)? The Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (5 U.S.C. 8101), commonly referred to as FECA for short, is a federal law which provides workers’ compensation benefits to civilian United States government employees.  As is Read more

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Back Injuries / Spinal Cord

Back Anatomy 101: There are 5 vertebral sections in your back, these 5 sections make up your spine.  It is important to understand what area of your back is suffering from pain. Cervical Vertebrae- 7 vertebrae forming your upper spine. Read more

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Successful OWCP Reconsideration

OWCP Reconsideration Granted! A client contacted us nearly a year after his claim had been denied. We advised the client regarding OWCP reconsideration and hurriedly obtained a doctor’s report, treatment notes and test results, and included that medical documentation with a Read more

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