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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

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


Part B

Applications Filed 201 120
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 47 38
Non Covered Employment 31 23
Condition Not Covered 16 15
Covered Applications Filed 154 82
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 95 48
Denied 45 29


140 77
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 96 49
(show details)      Denied 44 28
  Survivor Not Eligible 6 3
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 20 16
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 18 9


140 77
  Compensation Paid    
Payments 95 49
Total Dollars $7,328,571

Medical Bills Paid  
Total Dollars $86,605
Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $7,415,176

*1 With regard to covered applications only
*2 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent


Part B Cases - NIOSH Statistics

Part B - Status and Location of NIOSH Referrals
  Cases Referred to NIOSH for Dose Reconstruction (DR) 43
    Cases Returned by NIOSH
            With Dose Reconstruction (DR) 28
            Without Dose Reconstruction (DR) *6 15


    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*6 Most cases without a DR are cases withdrawn from NIOSH for DOL review and approval based on a new SEC designation.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 2
    Individuals (Claimants) Paid 2
    Amount Paid $300,000
  Final Decision to Deny and POC Less Than 50% 16