Re: California 7 Provisionaly Approved
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Here's a repost of my response to this question from another thread.
I faxed in my CA 7'S AND THE system has said it has been PROVISIONALY approved and will be issued after final certification. This was October 10th 2017. How long does that process take and what does it entail. Y so long and not a day or two?
It means that your Claim for Compensation has been approved and waiting final review and certification.
You should hear something within 14 days but it could take as long as 90.
I would say if you don't hear anything in 30 days, submit a request in writing and ask why.
Be sure to continue filing Form CA-7 every two weeks until you're advised that it's no longer necessary.
Disability for Work
The FECA provides wage loss benefits for periods of disability that are due to a work related injury or illness. All periods of wage loss must be supported by medical reports demonstrating that you are disabled for work.
If compensation is approved and you begin receiving compensation payments from this Office, you should continue to submit Form CA-7 every two weeks, unless you are notified by this Office that this is no longer necessary.
Here's a good blog on this topic:
When claiming a schedule award, a claimant needs to submit a CA-7 and the appropriate medical report to OWCP. Schedule awards are often put on the “back burner” for claimants that are not without other income, therefore a claimant needs to be proactive in pushing their claim along. Although I have not found a guideline in OWCP literature, OWCP internal guides are 90 days for processing a schedule award. This is a rarity however, and suggests that if OWCP does not respond within the 90 days, then further action be taken such as writing to the District Director for the status of the claim and reason for the delay.
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)
8. Schedule Award Decisions.
After the payment has been certified, the CE should promptly issue a formal decision outlining the award details. Form CA-181 Award of Compensation (or equivalent) should be used.
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