Continuation of Pay for USPS Workers – What You Must Know
As an injured USPS worker, you may be wondering what programs the government has in place to take care of your financial needs as you recover from your injury. OWCP has instituted the Continuation of Pay program that will cater to your compensation needs as long as certain requirements are met on your end.
Are you looking for an attorney who handles injured USPS worker concerns? Please call us today on 1-855-233-3002 for your FREE, 100% no commitment consultation into the OWCP program available for you. The sooner you reach out, the faster we’ll be able to get you your benefits. Please note that delaying getting the help you need or filling in the needed forms will make it seem like, in OWCP’s eyes, that your injuries aren’t severe, making it easy for them to deny your claim or provide you with a meager payout. Call 1-855-233-3002 RIGHT NOW to speak with one of our highly knowledgeable and experienced attorneys to find out more.
Continuation of Pay for USPS Workers
Continuation of Pay, simply put, is a program that allows you to keep receiving your regular pay for the duration of your disability with the exception that it cannot exceed 45 days. It is important to note that your employer and not OWCP pays Continuation of Pay. On top of that, your pay is tax and payroll deductible.
As an injured Postal Service employee, the law states that your employer is required to continue your pay or controvert it pending OWCP’s final decision. However, you are not entitled COP for the first three days of your disability, but are free to use sick, annual or leave without pay unless your disability continues on for 14 days, or ends in permanent disability.
Who Isn’t Eligible for Continuation of Pay
According to the law, you’re not eligible for COP if:
- You provide personal service to the US government such as a civil officer
- Volunteers working for the Peace Corps or Civil Air Patrol
- Petit or grand jurors
- Individuals in Job Corps
- Those enrolled in Youth Conservation Corps
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Are you an injured postal worker who is wanting more information on OWCP Continuation of Pay or federal workers’ compensation in general? If so, please call us NOW on 1-855-233-3002 for your FREE and confidential consultation into your compensation options. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.