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Archive: Federal Workers Compensation

13Apr

2018

Data released by the Postal Service shows that the number of dog attacks on Postal employees declined last year vs. 2016. Last year, there were 6,244 attacks, which was 500 less than in 2016. “We’re encouraged by the decrease in…

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30May

2017

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Federal Disability Retirement and Workers’ Compensation? A: This question is a popular one. People are often confused about these two programs and with good reason. These programs are not the same…

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03May

2017

The Post Office has released its annual rankings of worst cities for dog attacks on postal workers. According to their press release, 6,755 postal workers were attacked by dogs in 2016, over 200 more than in 2015. USPS takes steps…

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21Mar

2017

The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) provides compensation benefits for federal workers in the case of an injury, disease, disability, or death from an employment related cause. It covers both full and part-time workers regardless of what branch they work…

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16Mar

2017

Stress is found in every workplace, home, relationship, and part of life in general. One of the requirements for qualifying for federal disability retirement is having a medical condition that disqualifies you from performing useful and efficient service. Meaning, that…

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30Jan

2017

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the difference between the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS), specifically how they relate to Federal Disability Retirement. This post will focus on benefit…

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16Nov

2016

When most workers file a workers’ compensation claim, their state law usually dictates that his employer’s workers compensation insurance company pay for his attorney fees.  The state law typically limits the fees for the claimant’s attorney which, of course, has…

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27Sep

2016

What is a ‘situational’ disability? Will I still be approved for Federal Disability Retirement if I have one? In order to qualify for Federal Disability Retirement, you must meet certain criteria. One of those being your disability must be keeping you from…

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23Sep

2016

In a previous post, we looked at the interaction of FERS disability and SSD. Now we’re going to look at how FERS disability and OWCP (Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs) payments interact. Unlike Federal Disability Retirement, in order to receive…

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22Aug

2016

For the first time in 12 years, the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) will be having an Open Season!  During the entire month of September 2016, eligible Federal Employees can elect any FEGLI coverage OR change current elections. You…

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