News & information regarding federal workers compensation, FECA, & the US-DOL and OWCP injured workers program.

How to Apply for FMLA?

2024-07-01T13:17:04+00:00

Applying for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a postal worker involves a series of steps. Here's a general outline of the process: 1. Determine Eligibility - To be eligible for FMLA, you must meet the following criteria: Have worked for the Postal Service for at least 12 months. Have [...]

How to Apply for FMLA?2024-07-01T13:17:04+00:00

Shoulder Surgeries for Injured Federal Workers

2024-06-13T14:13:20+00:00

Shoulder Surgeries for Injured Federal WorkersGetting shoulder surgery approved under the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (DOL-OWCP) involves several detailed steps. Here’s a guide to help you through the process:1. Report the InjuryImmediate Notification: Inform your employer about the shoulder injury as soon as possible.Form CA-1 or CA-2: Depending on [...]

Shoulder Surgeries for Injured Federal Workers2024-06-13T14:13:20+00:00

The Importance of Getting Injured Federal Workers Back to Work

2024-04-10T15:14:52+00:00

The Importance of Getting Injured Federal Workers Back to Work Getting injured federal workers back to work safely and appropriately is important for several reasons: Benefits for the Employee: Financial Security: Injured workers can maintain their income and financial security through continued wages instead of relying solely on federal workers' compensation benefits, [...]

The Importance of Getting Injured Federal Workers Back to Work2024-04-10T15:14:52+00:00

Tips For Completing Your CA-2

2024-02-08T15:04:56+00:00

Tips for Properly Completing Your CA-2 Completing the OWCP Form CA-2 accurately and thoroughly can be crucial for a smooth claims process. Here are some tips to help you with your OWCP claims: Before you start: Ensure eligibility: Confirm that your condition qualifies as an occupational disease and not a traumatic injury [...]

Tips For Completing Your CA-22024-02-08T15:04:56+00:00

Changes in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)

2024-01-11T14:54:58+00:00

Changes in FECA The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) has undergone several changes throughout its history, with the most notable ones occurring in: 1974: Increased compensation: This reform allowed injured federal workers to receive their full salary (minus a small amount) while on leave due to a work-related injury or illness. This [...]

Changes in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)2024-01-11T14:54:58+00:00

Why Are There Fewer OWCP Claims in December?

2023-12-13T13:18:33+00:00

Why Are There Fewer OWCP Claims in December? Reasons Behind the December Slowdown in OWCP Claims Processing The deceleration in the processing of claims by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) or analogous agencies in December can be attributed to various factors. It is crucial to understand that the specific causes [...]

Why Are There Fewer OWCP Claims in December?2023-12-13T13:18:33+00:00

How to Get Compensation Benefits on an OWCP Claim

2023-10-03T13:42:19+00:00

How to Get Paid on Your OWCP Claim To get compensation benefits on an OWCP claim, you must first file a claim. You can do this by completing Form CA-1, which is available from your employing agency or on the OWCP website. Once you have completed the form, you must submit it [...]

How to Get Compensation Benefits on an OWCP Claim2023-10-03T13:42:19+00:00

The Attending Physicians Report (CA-20)

2023-09-29T18:19:42+00:00

CA-20 Attending Physician's ReportOWCP Form CA-20 is the Attending Physician's Report. It is a medical report that is required by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) before payment of compensation for loss of wages or permanent disability can be made to the employee. The form is used to [...]

The Attending Physicians Report (CA-20)2023-09-29T18:19:42+00:00

About the CA-2 OWCP Form

2023-08-09T13:50:37+00:00

Learn About OWCP Form CA-2 The OWCP Form CA-2 is a form used by federal employees to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits for an occupational disease. An occupational disease is a condition that is caused by exposure to hazards in the workplace over a period of time. To be eligible [...]

About the CA-2 OWCP Form2023-08-09T13:50:37+00:00

What Rights Does FECA Give to Injured Federal Workers

2023-07-24T23:01:19+00:00

FECA The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) gives injured federal employees a number of rights, including: The right to file a federal workers' compensation claim. The right to receive medical treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses. The right to receive wage replacement benefits if you are unable to work due to a [...]

What Rights Does FECA Give to Injured Federal Workers2023-07-24T23:01:19+00:00
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