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Volunteering illegal while receiving disability payments
#1
Hi all, Did you know that in the State of Washington, you can't even volunteer if you are receiving 'time-loss' or 'disability payments'?

I think this is unfair. They will prosecute you for Disability Fraud if you volunteer.

What do you think, should injured worker's be allowed to volunteer?
 
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#2
not if they are exceeding their restrictions.
if they are within their medical restrictions and the employer has no such work then I would allow it with doctor approval.
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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#3
I had many volunteers here in the state of Okla......with their bosses approvel I might add it kept them out in public and mobile.....
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#4
rafe

I sent you a pm on this but will post my response here.

I am from the state of Kansas and have volunteered the past 20+ years for United Way.

I spoke to my attorney about my volunteering when I was first injured and several
times since.

His response was. "As long as I stay within my restrictions it is okay to volunteer"

Much of the work I do is done out of my home and by phone.

In fact many that volunteer learn valuable work related skills that helps them when seeking a job.
 
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#5
Is it ok to volunteer while you are under private investogators' investigation? The workers' comp adjustor hired private investogators to conduct investigation to see whether the injuries are work-related. Will volunteer at this moment cause worker's comp being denied? Thanks!
 
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#6
You need to check with your doctor to make sure your physical activities as a volunteer are within your work restrictions. Have the doctor put his approval in writing.
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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