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Posted at 9:45 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Federal retirees shouldn't be getting workers' comp, senator says

By Joe Davidson
Ed O'Keefe

To ensure that people too old to work aren't cheating the system, Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) wants the Government Accountability Office to study the program that provides income to injured federal workers.

About 49,000 people get benefits from the Federal Employee Compensation Act, some of them well into retirement age, according to Collins.

"I am increasingly concerned that individuals with no intention of returning to work continue to receive these benefits," she said. "At the U.S. Postal Service, for example, 1,000 employees currently receiving federal workers' compensation benefits are 80 years or older. Incredibly, 132 of these individuals are 90 and older and there are three who are 98.

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By Joe Davidson  | January 18, 2011; 9:45 AM ET
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