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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 12,140 7,835*
Covered Applications Filed 10,357 7,059
Total Compensation Paid


3,971 3,096

Total Dollars

Total Medical Bills Paid

Total Dollars

Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $511,057,389

*A total of 4,337 unique individual workers are represented by the 7,835 cases reported.

Part B

Applications Filed 5,937 3,742
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 380 272
Non Covered Employment 51 28
Condition Not Covered 329 244
Covered Applications Filed 5,557 3,470
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 2,958 2,011
Denied 1,846 1,254


4,804 3,265
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 2,744 1,897
(show details)      Denied 1,900 1,292
  Survivor Not Eligible 306 92
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 1,279 982
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 315 218


4,644 3,189
  Compensation Paid    


2,401 1,653

Total Dollars


*1 With regard to covered applications only

*2 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent


Part E

Applications Filed 6,203 4,093
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 1,403 504
Non Covered Employment 65 37
Survivor Not Covered *5 1,338 467
Covered Applications Filed 4,800 3,589
  Recommended Decisions*3    
Approved 2,473 2,079
Denied 1,456 1,247


3,929 3,326
  Final Decisions*3    
Approved 2,381 2,014
(show details)      Denied 1,399 1,210
  Cancer Not Work Related*4 321 257
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 1,078 953


3,780 3,224
  Compensation Paid    


1,570 1,443

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) 2,460
    Cases Returned by NIOSH
            With Dose Reconstruction (DR) 2,066
            Without Dose Reconstruction (DR) *6 240


    Cases that are Currently at NIOSH *7
            Initial Referral to NIOSH 89
            Reworks or Returns to NIOSH 65


*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 729
    Individuals (Claimants) Paid 1,060
    Amount Paid $109,075,000
  Final Decision to Deny and POC Less Than 50% 1,018





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