Answered on Dec 23rd, 2011 at 9:19 PM
The rules that coordinate benefits between SSA and OWCP
or whoever made your decision for federal retirement benefits are not always
nice, and don't always coordinate.
However, as you describe it, the left hand doesn't know what the right
hand is doing, or the timing of the sharing of information isn't up-to-date.
My recommendation is to appeal both decisions and clearly
state the facts for both entities. It
may take a lot of paperwork and more than one appeal, but it should sort itself
out. The SSA outcome will likely not change, but I should think you won't have to reimburse money to the Federal Government dollars that you were not paid.
Click here for more information about "Reduction to Offset Workers' Compensation or Public Disability Benefits."
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ