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Archive: Federal Workers Compensation

12Apr

2019

You may have recently come across news stating that President Trump is looking to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). While on the surface this may seem like an apocalyptic scenario for federal employees, the history surrounding the agency may shed some light on the reason for the Trump Administration’s policy proposition.   Since…

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09Jan

2019

Stress is defined by Oxford Living Dictionaries as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” It’s found in every part of life, good or bad—marriage, divorce, working with others, doctor appointment, etc. An eligibility requirement for federal disability retirement is having a medical condition (injury or illness)…

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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 dog attacks,” USPS Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in San Diego said. “The totals are still…

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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 and while there are similarities, understanding the differences between the two may help you determine…

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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 to prevent dog attacks. For example, the Package Pickup application on usps.com asks customers if…

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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 in. The following employees are covered under this act: Federal jurors State and local law…

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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 you cannot perform the essential duties of your job. Knowing this, can stress be a…

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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 offsets of these two. Every federal worker falls into one of these retirement systems. While…

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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 some effect on limiting the time the attorney will work on the file. This is…

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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 being efficient at your current essential job duties. So having a disability that is ‘situational’…

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