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The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. (DOL's mission statement)

Perhaps you are working for the DOL or interested in working for the DOL. Here is a forum to share your experience with the DOL.

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redfox38  
#1 Posted : Friday, January 07, 2011 1:44:54 AM(UTC)
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 I am stumped on when I am supposed to file for a Schedule Award in this situation:
 
   I was originally injured on duty and had knee surgery in Feb 2010. I rehabed the injury for five months,  went back to work for several months, and had a "recurrance"  of the injury while on duty .
 
   I had a second knee surgery on November 2010 (same DOL claim #).  My question is when can I file for a Schedule Award.  Although I went back to work after the first surgery, I had not reached MMI when I had the "recurrance" which led to the second surgery. 
 
It has almost been a year since my first surgery and I would like some advice on what I am supposed to do.  Thanks for the advice!
 
rebelchambers  
#2 Posted : Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:39:48 PM(UTC)
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I would wait til after you go back to work... I'm kinda in the same boat. I had recovered from 4 Army related surgeries went back to work and hurt my knee and shoulder again. You can not receive Workmans Comp and schedule award at the same time. But, you can draw the award while your back at work. You can also re-claim your injury for at least 10 times.
redfox38  
#3 Posted : Sunday, January 16, 2011 12:01:18 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the reply. I'm planning on being back to work in the next couple of months.  So I guess my basic question is this, do I apply for a SA 1 year after my 1st surgery or 2nd.  I'm lost because I had 2 surgerys for the same injury, one immediatly after the injury, and the second 10 months later.
rebelchambers  
#4 Posted : Sunday, January 16, 2011 12:04:27 AM(UTC)
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You can apply for your SA as soon as your Dr. says you have reached maximum medical improvement.
JOED  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:57:55 AM(UTC)
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I just got back my rejection notice from OWCP they said my MMI WASN'T reached & my Dr. didn't send a narrative report in . I had him send one in now what happens?
MovingOn  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:16:04 PM(UTC)
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To JOED - Any OWCP action requires extremely careful attention to details to be successful. I suggest you check in with Jesse Slade here or via his/her blog site.

http://theowcpclassroom.blogspot.com/ 

Most doctors don't have a clue (or don't want to bother) with the details. 

Jesse is an advocate for claimants. I don't know what fees are but would bet they are below what an attorney charges.

Good luck!




MovingOn2012-02-16 06:34:24
dortch999  
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 01, 2012 2:37:04 AM(UTC)
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anyone having trouble with OWCP should use an advocacy group called:
ADVOCATES FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (AFGE) located in Cherry Hill, NJ.
I have utilized their services and am well pleased with the results.  They are a NON government
entity.  I injured myself 8 years ago after an injury received while on the job with TSA.  It took me 3 years to find them but when I did I was and am more than satisfied with the results.   THOUGH IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A QUCK FIX YOU WON'T FIND IT HERE OR ANYWHERE ELSE.  OWCP IS A CONTEMPUOUSLY ONEROUS GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO DEAL WITH AND THAT IS WHY I RECOMMEND THESE PEOPLE.   ALL THEY DO IS OWCP CLAIMS  EXCLUSIVELY.
tocs123  
#8 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2012 4:48:11 AM(UTC)
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Does this include postal workers?  I am having alot of trouble with OWCP and my postmaster.
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