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Category Archives: Schedule Awards


No time limitations on claim for schedule award

By Stephen Barszcz |

The calculation of your rate of pay will determine the amount of every payment that you will ever receive from the OWCP. All wage loss payments and any schedule award payment you get will be based upon the calculation that they make regarding your rate of pay. Any miscalculation on the low side could… Read More »

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Schedule award lump sum may delay second award

By Stephen Barszcz |

The law provides that a schedule award should be paid out every four weeks until the entire payment of the award is made to the injured worker. If, for instance, a claimant received an award letter advising of 40 weeks of compensation, he would receive a total of 10 payments made every four weeks…. Read More »

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Schedule award paid lump sum at OWCP discretion

By Stephen Barszcz |

A schedule award may be paid in lump-sum if the OWCP determines that such a payment is in the employee’s best interest. Lump-sum payments of schedule award generally will be considered in the employee’s best interest where the employee does not rely upon the schedule award as a substitute for lost wages. An employee… Read More »

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Schedule award not payable to employee who refuses suitable work

By Stephen Barszcz |

An employee who refuses suitable work or neglects to work after suitable work is offered is not entitled to a schedule award. The Federal Employee Compensation Act is very specific in this regard. In one case, the OWCP offered a modified position to a letter carrier who summarily refused the job. He asserted that… Read More »

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