I received a letter from Department Of Labor and they are asking me to fill out some forms. One of the forms I have to take to my Dr. and he has to fill out and send in himself. Another part of letter wants me to list any wages from a job from January of 2007 to December of 2009. They also are asking me if I have received any SSDI or any kind of disability.
I am currently on monthly benefits from FECA, work comp, and have been since 11/19/2009. My work comp injury was a fractured T12. Doctor released me to work with a 20 lb lifting restriction. Had a discogram (separate from work comp),for lower back in May ,showing 2 ruptured disc in lower back. Had fusion surgery 3 weeks ago. No way I can do any work right now. Private insurance paid for surgery. Last week Vocational Rehab. Counselor came out and interviewed me for possible training in different area since I cannot go back to my former job because of lifting restrictions. My question is, what is the purpose of them sending me this letter? Does every one get one? The only time I have worked between those dates are with the same government job. I will fill it out because they said they will cut my payments if I don't. Thanks for any advice. My current Neurosurgeon said that the pain I had been having with the lower back could have been associated with the T12, but I don't know how involved he wants to get with it.