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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 166 94*
Covered Applications Filed 139 87
Total Compensation Paid


66 49

Total Dollars

Total Medical Bills Paid

Total Dollars

Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $7,105,423

*A total of 49 unique individual workers are represented by the 94 cases reported.

Part B

Applications Filed 85 48
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 2 1
Non Covered Employment 0 0
Condition Not Covered 2 1
Covered Applications Filed 83 47
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 44 28
Denied 30 18


74 46
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 43 28
(show details)      Denied 27 17
  Survivor Not Eligible 2 1
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 15 13
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 10 3


70 45
  Compensation Paid    


41 27

Total Dollars


*1 With regard to covered applications only

*2 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent


Part E

Applications Filed 81 46
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 25 6
Non Covered Employment 1 1
Survivor Not Covered *5 24 5
Covered Applications Filed 56 40
  Recommended Decisions*3    
Approved 32 26
Denied 15 12


47 38
  Final Decisions*3    
Approved 32 27
(show details)      Denied 11 10
  Cancer Not Work Related*4 1 1
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 10 9


43 37
  Compensation Paid    


25 22

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) 35
    Cases Returned by NIOSH
            With Dose Reconstruction (DR) 28
            Without Dose Reconstruction (DR) *6 7


    Cases that are Currently at NIOSH *7
            Initial Referral to NIOSH 0
            Reworks or Returns to NIOSH 0


*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 7
    Individuals (Claimants) Paid 7
    Amount Paid $1,050,000
  Final Decision to Deny and POC Less Than 50% 13





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