difference between federal postal retirement and OWCP

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Latest post 11-07-2012 11:01 AM by Kivi. 4 replies.
  • 11-04-2012 1:33 PM

    difference between federal postal retirement and OWCP

    I am confussed: I understand if I get retirement for a workmans comp case: then I pay no taxes: going through OPM for postal disability I pay taxes. So besides this, if this is correct: what is the difference?

    Plus I was told that I could go out through workmans comp for what I was just dignosed for: deep depression and dementia>

    Plus to put the icing on the cake: I have a lot of debt: can I file for bankrupcy during this time?

     

  • 11-04-2012 1:47 PM In reply to

    • Kivi
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    Re: difference between federal postal retirement and OWCP

    I suggest that you read the article that the board moderator has posted at this forum to get an understanding of the differences in the two benefits.

    "I was told" must be the most dangerous words that we read here. Who told you this? What was the basis for that opinion? Was that person a doctor licensed to practice in your state? Was that person an attorney who regularly does OWCP cases and knows what is needed in the medical report. In short, what expertise does this person have in this area?

    If not, don't count on getting OWCP to approve your case for those conditions.

     

  • 11-05-2012 6:35 AM In reply to

    Re: Reply: difference between federal retirement and OWCP

    OWCP is ultimately not a retirement system; it is a system of compensation to return people back to work.  OPM is taxable, OWCP is not; their statutorily-set rates of payment are quite different; filing for bankruptcy is a separate issue.  Whether you will qualify for OWCP will depend upon your proving a number of issues, including causality to the workplace.

    Sincerely, Robert R. McGill, Esquire

  • 11-05-2012 4:10 PM In reply to

    Re: difference between federal postal retirement and OWCP

    Hi,

     

    thank you for your information,

    I am new to this and I wanted to read what the board moderator said, but could not find it. would you mind guiding me to where it is.

     

    thank you

     

  • 11-07-2012 11:01 AM In reply to

    • Kivi
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    Re: difference between federal postal retirement and OWCP

    http://community.lawyers.com/forums/53.aspx

     

    Then click on the article.

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