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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

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The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) offers four major disability compensation programs that provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation to workers, or their dependents, who experience work-related injury or occupational disease. To mitigate the financial burden resulting from workplace injury, these programs – the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation program, the Federal Employees' Compensation Program, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program, and the Coal Mine Workers' Compensation Program – aim to improve the delivery of services by providing timely claims adjudication and benefit delivery, superior customer service, and cost-effective processes.

Designated Services

Applying for compensation benefits under EEOICPA


The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) is designed to provide lump-sum compensation benefits to eligible claimants affected by radiological (Part B benefits) or toxic exposures (Part E benefits) while working at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, its predecessor agencies, contractors/subcontractors, and uranium-related occupations. This includes individuals or their survivors who suffered illnesses due to exposure to radiation or other harmful substances, authorized by the EEOICPA. The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) administers these programs, ensuring timely, accurate decisions on EEOICPA claims for new conditions or lump-sum benefits. DEEOIC has disbursed more than $13.8 billion in compensation benefits since its inception, demonstrating its commitment to protecting the interests of workers and their survivors affected by occupational exposures.

Applying for medical benefits related to accepted conditions under EEOICPA


The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) protects the interests of specified workers who became ill due to radiological or toxic exposures received while working at covered facilities, by making timely, appropriate, and accurate decisions on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) medical benefit claims, and providing prompt payment of benefits to eligible claimants. After DEEOIC accepts one or more conditions under EEOICPA, an employee claimant may also be eligible for medical benefits, including medical expenses specific to the accepted condition(s). Since its inception, DEEOIC has disbursed more than $8.7 billion in medical benefits to eligible claimants.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA)


The Division of Federal Employees’, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DFELHWC) administers the Federal Employees Compensation (FECA) program, which provides compensation benefits to civilian employees for disability due to personal injury or disease sustained while in the performance of duty, for over 178,000 beneficiaries and approximately $2.9 billion in compensation and medical benefit payments. To initiate the process, customers file a claim for CA-1 or CA-2 using the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP).

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