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Employees' Compensation Appeals Board

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: What happens after an appeal is filed?

ANSWER:  After an appeal has been filed with the Board, the Board requests the case record from OWCP. When the record is received, you and your authorized representative will be notified by letter. After a careful and complete review, the Board will issue a decision based on the record that was before the OWCP when it made the decision you are appealing. The Board will then mail you and your representative a copy of the decision.