For anyone who is interested in contributing questions, please get them
to me by the end of the month (April 30, 2011). I'll compile them and
produce a letter that can be sent to congresspeople. -- Felicia
On 4/6/2011 10:09 AM, FourDirect@... wrote:
> Yes, I think trying to obtain a list of rules would be good. If we can
> get one unified letter together. That's pretty much what we did with
> Kevin a few years back - we got one master letter that we all signed.
> I'm in if you want to initiate that. Then we can each send it to our own
> In a message dated 4/6/2011 11:09:26 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> felicia@... writes:
> As for the funding, I was referring to the ombudsman issues presented
> Also, if we each have to go through our senators each time we have a
> problem with the OWCP, that is kind of ridiculous. Luckily, I have not
> found it necessary to do that in the six years that I have had to work
> with them. However, if the group is uninterested in my proposal, I'm
> cool with that. -- Felicia
> On 4/5/2011 6:40 PM, FourDirect@...
> <mailto:FourDirect%40aol.com> wrote:
> > Yes, but it is rarely that simple. It does get the paperwork
> through but
> > it doesn't ensure that other things are handled correctly. It is one
> > step that people can take. Just make sure you go through your US
> > and not your state senator.
> > In a message dated 4/5/2011 3:10:25 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > Budgiehawk@... <mailto:Budgiehawk%40aol.com> writes:
> > In most cases no extra funding is needed. The senator already has a
> > staff member who contacts OWCP. That makes the case a priority, one
> > that the management makes sure is not handled wrongly.
> > In a message dated 4/5/2011 2:58:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > felicia@... <mailto:felicia%40panix.com> writes:
> > I've heard rumblings about people being interested in going to our
> > senators again to try to get some help with the OWCP. We can't
> > ask for
> > anything that requires more funding, as there is no way we would
> > get
> > that. However, one thing that we could ask for - quite
> > reasonably, I
> > think - is a list of rules/what is expected of us, frequently asked
> > questions, and what our options are when we have problems. I am
> > sent to
> > second opinion evaluations about every 18 months and am given
> > only two
> > weeks notice. Since they are now requiring that I leave the
> > state for
> > this, it is quite difficult for me. Could I get more notice?
> > What am I
> > supposed to do when I travel?
> > I have put together a list of questions and sent them to the
> > OWCP. I
> > have gotten no response. Perhaps if we all put together a few
> > questions
> > (like "what should I do if no doctor in my area will take my
> > workers'
> > comp as insurance?" or "for volunteers who are so severely mentally
> > disabled that they are unable to complete the FECA application
> > process
> > by themselves, how do they get assistance?"), compile them into
> > a letter
> > and then each of us could send it to our senators. It is one
> > thing for
> > us to ask for someone to be hired to help us. It is another to
> > ask to
> > be told the rules that we are supposed to live by.
> > -- Felicia