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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 290 224
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 26 22
Non Covered Employment 6 5
Condition Not Covered 20 17
Covered Applications Filed 264 202
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 146 115
Denied 93 78


239 193
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 141 113
(show details)      Denied 91 78
  Survivor Not Eligible 5 1
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 72 64
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 14 13


232 191
  Compensation Paid    
Payments 139 112
Total Dollars $16,800,000

Medical Bills Paid  
Total Dollars $722,516
Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $17,522,516

*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) 160
    Cases Returned by NIOSH
            With Dose Reconstruction (DR) 129
            Without Dose Reconstruction (DR) *6 22


    Cases that are Currently at NIOSH *7
            Initial Referral to NIOSH 5
            Reworks or Returns to NIOSH 4


*6 Most cases without a DR are cases withdrawn from NIOSH for DOL review and approval based on a new SEC designation.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 60
    Individuals (Claimants) Paid 69
    Amount Paid $9,000,000
  Final Decision to Deny and POC Less Than 50% 63