The employee must file in order to become immediately eligible for OWCP benefits.
File the claim forms for OWCP benefits through the bureau coordinator or post representative if there's medical documentation from your health care provider to link your medical condition to work.
Prompt filing will result in the issuance of a claim number for medical bills and wage loss compensation benefits from OWCP.
Although no direct comparison has been reported between the OWCP VR clientele and the L&I VR clientele, some rough parallels can be gleaned from the OWCP Resource Book and the WSU Injured Workers Project study, both of which cite figures for 1984 (see Table 1).
Because L&I operates a Rehabilitation Center, and OWCP does not, it was necessary to subtract Rehabilitation Center expenses to allow comparison of ratios.
Align the processing and payment of medical bills with the system that other OWCP
has not established an effective strategy for managing improper payments in the FECA program.
The Unified ECMS, when completed, will replace a current legacy system, modernize the technical architecture, accommodate new business processes and rules, improve claims processing efficiency, and bring the OWCP technology base into conformance with DOL and Federal Enterprise Architecture standards.
ESA's OWCP administers four major disability compensation programs that 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: the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation program, the Federal Employees' Compensation Program, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program , and the Black Lung Benefits Program.
In addition, the contract extension adds similar medical bill payment support by ACS for two other OWCP
programs, the Black Lung Benefits Act and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
OWCP Annual Report to Congress FY1993 -- This report provides an overview of federal compensation programs, such as the Black Lung Benefits Act, the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
OWCP Initiatives Guide (for Microcomputers) -- This WordPerfect diskette contains a best-of sampling of policies, guides, and forms used in local workers' comp program offices.