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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Under limited circumstances you can get reimbursed for attorney fees and other unreimbursed expenses related to your OWCP claim

This is a topic I posted some years ago, but its important and bears repeating. If you are receiving a check from OWCP and are also entitled to Social Security Disability payments from SSA, you may be able to recover your attorney fees from SSA if your Social Security disability check is being offset (reduced) because you are receiving a check from OWCP. This also applies to other expenses related to your workers compensation such as paying for medical reports.

SSA has a document available online explaining how to report attorney fees paid in connection with receiving wage loss benefits from OWCP. The attorney fees (and other qualifying expenses) will be used to reduce the offset amount. Please click on the link below to SSA POMS - DI 52150.050 - Excludable Expenses, and carefully follow SSA's instructions:
If this link does not work, do a google search for the document number  "POMS 0452150050"