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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples Under FECA

The Obama administration has now formally stated that government discrimination against gays and lesbians is unconstitutional under the equal protection principles of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. I would be interested in hearing from any FECA claimants who are in a same-sex marriage but are not receiving the augmented compensation rate that a married person living with their spouse is entitled to receive. The following link contains the Department of Justice announcement.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Q&As about FECA benefits

OWCP has released a publication that describes in non-technical language the basic provisions of the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA). It is written in a question-and-answer format and addresses the most common issues about entitlement and claims processing. Injured workers may want to read this document to get an overview of the benefits that they are entitled to receive.

Here is a link: