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The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.

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rivertrails  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 22, 2019 9:25:45 AM(UTC)
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Can OWCP suspend you even if you are now on OPM ? I elected to switch off of OWCP and am now on OMP rolls: Can OWCP still forse you to go to there medical second oppinion Dr.appointments every few years ? If so ,and you dont go, could they suspend you from OWCP even if you are no longer on OWCP, but on OMP ? Because that would make it so OWCP would not pay for any medical treatment if it was needed.
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:14:25 AM(UTC)
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Please keep in mind the two agencies are separate.

OWCP can send you for a 2nd opinion wherein the result of that doctor may conclude you no longer suffer any residuals from your injury. This happens often and your claims examiner will notify you by letter indicating they are proposing to terminate your benefits.

If you get this letter, be sure to read it thoroughly and respond on time. Also, be sure to request an extension should you need a little bit more time to respond.

Hope this helps!
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rivertrails on 7/28/2019(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:41:55 AM(UTC)

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There are two parts to every OWCP claim, the medical and the compensation.

Regardless of whether or not you're receiving compensation, OWCP can schedule an exam with one of their doctors to address the medical side of the claim.

Yes, OWCP can suspend compensation benefits even if you're currently collecting OPM benefits.

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rivertrails on 7/28/2019(UTC)
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