Schedule Awards. Compensation for permanent impairment. One small branch @ 100 members. LC Schedule Award Amount SR $ 46,000 CR $ 8,500 DS $ 7,000 CB $ 6,500 JR $103,000 JH $151,000 TH $ 90,500 MF $ 13,500 ES $ 20,000 KE $ 48,000
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Compensation for permanent impairment
LCSchedule Award Amount
SR $ 46,000
CR $ 8,500
DS $ 7,000
CB $ 6,500
TH $ 90,500
MF $ 13,500
ES $ 20,000
KE $ 48,000
PR $ 9,500
FA $ 23,000
DC $ 68,000
(a) If there is permanent disability involving the loss, or loss of use, of a member or function of the body,… the employee is entitled to basic compensation for the disability, as provided by the schedule in subsection (c) of this section…
a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also: timetable
The highest of pay on:
20 CFR 10.5(s):
Pay rate for compensation purposes means… the employee’s pay… at the time of injury, the time disability begins or the time compensable disability recurs if the recurrence begins more than six months after [return to full-time work]… whichever is greater.
See Publication CA-810 Section 6-1:
The FECA at 5 USC 8103 authorizes medical services for treatment… No limit is imposed on the amount of medical expenses or the length of time for which they are paid…
20 CFR 10.103
Form CA-7 is used to claim compensation for impairment to a body part covered under the schedule established by 5 USC 8107. If Form CA-7 has already been filed to claim disability compensation, an employee may file a claim for such impairment by sending a letter to OWCP…
Sample cover letter requesting copy of CA-7:
Please find attached a Form CA-7 requesting a schedule award. In accordance with the Privacy Act and Handbook AS 353 Section 3-4.1, I am requesting a complete copy of the CA-7, after the Postal Service completes the agency portion.
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
PO Box 8300
London KY 40742-8300
In accordance with 20 CFR 10.103, please consider this my request for a schedule award. I have enclosed a medical report by Dr. [name] dated [date] which provides an impairment rating. Please let me know if there is any further action required on my part to qualify for a schedule award.
To support a claim for a schedule award, a medical report must contain accurate measurements of the function of the organ or member, in accordance with the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
Use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is mandatory.
20 CFR 10.404
OWCP evaluates the degree of impairment… according to the standards set forth in the specified (by OWCP) edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
The 5th edition is currently specified.
FECA Bulletin 01-05, January 29, 2001
All Claims Examiners and Hearing Representatives should begin using the fifth edition of the AMA Guides effective February 1, 2001.
Many physicians do not do impairment ratings. Among those who do, not all do them in accordance with the AMA Guides, 5th edition.
Injured workers should ask the attending physician if he or she does impairment ratings using the AMA Guides, 5th edition. If so, schedule an examination. If not, ask the attending physician for a referral to a physician who does impairment ratings in accordance with the AMA Guides, 5th edition.
…measurements may include: the actual degree of loss of active or passive motion or deformity, the amount of atrophy; the decrease.. in strength…