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Greetings, I'm new here and have a Q re: schedule awards
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I'm a USPS employee that sustained a back injury in 2007 while working in California but have since moved to Texas. After 5 surgeries (fusions and decompressions) my doctor has deemed me to have reached MMI. I have severe nerve damage in both legs and have, in my opinion, lost at least 50% function in both.

I am currently receiving OWCP and also have been accepted as permanantly disabled by Social Security. As a union steward for 25 years I thought it would be wise to apply for SSDI (for which I was immediately approved) so that I would not have a long struggle when the DOL kicked me to the curb. In retrospect it was not a very good idea as SSDI considers my OWCP benefits an "offset" therefore making my OWCP benefits taxable.

I would like to apply for federal jobs within my limitations and am wondering if I secure employment will I be able to collect my schedule award at the same time? Also, if I do not work and begin collecting SSDI may I collect my schedule award payment at the same time?

Thanks for your help, happy holidays!!![/font]
 
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yes to both.
you are aware that ssdi will use your comp payments when calculating the 89% threshold:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10018.html

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........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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1711, Was the 89% a typo?? I thought it was 80%.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system. 
 
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(12-09-2011, 10:35 PM)AQA Wrote: 1711, Was the 89% a typo?? I thought it was 80%.
oops...
glad you caught it. yup 80% glad I posted the link so you could check it.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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I am now applying for a part time position with the NRC. If I am hired is the DOL obligated to pay me the difference in hours between a part time and a full time position? Assuming that they are, can I also file for my schedule award and would I receive both?
 
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