Q. In 1998, I was injured and received benefits from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. I left the agency and went to work for a different agency under FERS. As a result, I received a “loss of wage earning capacity” every month from the 1998 injury.
In 2005, I received a disability retirement as a result of a different injury. Should my high-3 average have included the loss of wage-earning capacity I was receiving at the time of the disability application and approval?
A. No, a high-3 doesn’t include loss of income earning capacity pay.