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Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

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DFEC periodically provides claimants and representatives with information about the FECA program on topics to include new procedures, eligibility for benefits, and available services. To receive these updates by email, please sign up here.

General Information on Claims filed under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Basic Information on New Claims - Basic information on the initial handling of new claims filed under the FECA.

Federal Employees’ Compensation FAQs - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the FECA.

Communication Assistance and Accommodations - Information on assistance available for injured workers who require special accommodations to communicate with OWCP.

Find a Medical Provider - A resource for locating a medical provider for treatment of a work-related injury or illness.

Employees' Compensation Operations & Management Portal (ECOMP) - Injured workers may use ECOMP to electronically upload documents to existing case files. Injured workers employed by certain agencies may also use ECOMP to electronically initiate claims for injury or illness on Forms CA-1 and CA-2, claims for wage loss on Form CA-7, and reports of injury or illness on Form OSHA-301.

Information on Case Status, Compensation and Medical Bill Payments

Medical Authorization/Bill Pay FAQs for Injured Workers - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about authorization for medical treatment and payment of medical bills.

Claimant Query System (CQS) - Information on accessing OWCP's Claimant Query System (CQS), which allows an injured worker to view information on case status, compensation claim status and compensation payments.

Medical Authorization/Bill Pay (ACS) Web Portal - A link to access OWCP's web bill processing portal, where injured workers may view limited information on medical bill status and eligibility for medical services.

Periodic Roll Payment Schedule - The current schedule of payments made every 28 days on OWCP's periodic roll.

Information on Special Claim Procedures

Information for Employees on Overseas Assignments - Information for employees who sustain an injury or illness while on an overseas assignment.

Information for Peace Corps Volunteers - Information on claims by Peace Corps volunteers.

Information for Deployed Employees - Information on claims by federal civilian employees who are deployed in an area of armed conflict.