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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

EEOICP Program Statistics


In May 2009 we introduced new Part B statistics for cases sent to NIOSH and cases approved based on Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status.

Note below that claim numbers represent each employee or survivor who filed for benefits. Case numbers represent employees (living or deceased) whose employment and illness are the basis for the claim.

Note also that we differentiate applications as either covered or non-covered. Non-covered applications are those for which the medical condition claimed is not one of the covered occupational illnesses (applies only to Part B applications); or the employee's covered employment has not been established (Parts B and E); or a survivor did not meet eligibility requirements (Part E).

Data as of

Statistical data updated weekly on Mondays

Combined Part B and E Summary
Applications Filed 5,767 4,164*
Covered Applications Filed 4,913 3,643
Total Compensation Paid


1,465 1,172

Total Dollars

Total Medical Bills Paid

Total Dollars

Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $177,449,532

*A total of 2,401 unique individual workers are represented by the 4,164 cases reported.

Part B

Applications Filed 2,806 1,954
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 307 278
Non Covered Employment 60 57
Condition Not Covered 247 221
Covered Applications Filed 2,499 1,676
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 1,014 706
Denied 1,112 852


2,126 1,558
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 980 688
(show details)      Denied 1,073 834
  Survivor Not Eligible 81 22
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 717 583
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 275 229


2,053 1,522
  Compensation Paid    


891 633

Total Dollars


*1 With regard to covered applications only

*2 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent


Part E

Applications Filed 2,961 2,210
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 547 243
Non Covered Employment 70 69
Survivor Not Covered *5 477 174
Covered Applications Filed 2,414 1,967
  Recommended Decisions*3    
Approved 928 805
Denied 1,088 994


2,016 1,799
  Final Decisions*3    
Approved 901 787
(show details)      Denied 1,026 945
  Cancer Not Work Related*4 373 336
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 653 609


1,927 1,732
  Compensation Paid    


574 539

Total Dollars


*3 With regard to covered applications only
*4 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent
*5 Per EEOICPA amendments of 2004, adult children are not covered under Part E.


Part B Cases - NIOSH Statistics

Part B - Status and Location of NIOSH Referrals
  Cases Referred to NIOSH for Dose Reconstruction (DR) 1,332
    Cases Returned by NIOSH
            With Dose Reconstruction (DR) 1,209
            Without Dose Reconstruction (DR) *6 41


    Cases that are Currently at NIOSH *7
            Initial Referral to NIOSH 50
            Reworks or Returns to NIOSH 32


*6 Most cases without a DR are cases withdrawn from NIOSH for DOL review and approval based on a new SEC designation. Other reasons for withdrawal include administrative closure, death of claimant.
*7 A recent update to our claims processing application has shifted the manner in which NIOSH reworks and returns are calculated. The Cases that are currently at NIOSH counts have decreased, and the Cases Returned by NIOSH have increased from previous reports.
Part B - Cases with Dose Reconstruction (DR) and Final Decision
  Final Decision to Accept and Probability of Causation (POC) 50% or Greater
    Cases Paid 465
    Individuals (Claimants) Paid 647
    Amount Paid $69,713,169
  Final Decision to Deny and POC Less Than 50% 609





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