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The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony. The establishment of the Veterans Administration came in 1930 when Congress authorized the President to "consolidate and coordinate Government activities affecting war veterans."

This forum also includes the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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

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Fletch  
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:14:10 PM(UTC)
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Greetings all,
I came down with COVID OCT/NOV 2021. Was told by employee health to file for workmen's comp since I'm in and out of COVID wards making repairs.
Was approved for Workmen's Compensation.
How, or what is the process for getting back the sick leave I had to use waiting to be approved for Workmen's Compensation?
I've emailed the HR person who assisted with filing, but haven't heard anything back.
Thanks
roger.d  
#2 Posted : Friday, February 4, 2022 4:24:20 PM(UTC)
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Within the Post Office, the filing for OWCP is to have it on record that you were infected. Incase there is something that comes up later in life that can be contributed to COVID19. There is no requirement to prove you were infected at work, it is assumed.

Likely it is the same at the VA. Especially if you have some type of patient contact.
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FlatAffect  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:22:52 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fletch Go to Quoted Post
Greetings all,
I came down with COVID OCT/NOV 2021. Was told by employee health to file for workmen's comp since I'm in and out of COVID wards making repairs.
Was approved for Workmen's Compensation.
How, or what is the process for getting back the sick leave I had to use waiting to be approved for Workmen's Compensation?
I've emailed the HR person who assisted with filing, but haven't heard anything back.
Thanks


You file for OWCP for COVID just to cover you in case you are hospitalized and unable to work. I don't know if you would be able to get back the sick leave since there is nothing stating they would compensate you for that. Your HR rep at the VA should know the specifics. If they aren't contacting you, I would get with your supervisor.
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