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Re: [owcp] Thoughts on Helpful Info

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  • Felicia
    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
    Message 1 of 13 , Apr 10, 2011
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      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
      > senators.
      > Nancy
      > 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
      > earlier.
      >
      > 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
      > senator
      > > 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
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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