According to the Labor Department, there are roughly 50,000 workers across government on the so called “periodic roll” of federal employees who haven’t returned to work and who are receiving ongoing wage-loss payments.
Among those 50,000 recipients, about 7,200 workers who have been judged to have no potential to return to work are over the age of 65, according to the department.
“If an injured worker can demonstrate through medical evidence that he or she is still unable to work because of the original work-related injury, he or she continues to be eligible for FECA benefits annually adjusted for inflation for as long as that medical status continues, or until death,” the department said in a statement.
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Jim McElhatton is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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