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RIN: 1240-AA00

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Death Gratuity Authorized for Federal Employees

Abstract: The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008, which was signed in to law on January 28, 2008, resulted in the creation of a new section of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. This section establishes a death gratuity payment of up to $100,000 for federal employees who die of injuries incurred in connection with the employee's service with an armed force in a contingency operation. This bill also contains a provision for retroactivity for employees who died on or after October 7, 2001.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 20 CFR 10.900 et al (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: PL 110-181 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008

Legal Deadline: None




FR Cite

Interim Final Rule


74 FR 41617

Interim Final Rule Effective



Interim Final Rule Comment Period End



Final Action


75 FR 5499

Final Action Effective


75 FR 5499

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Small Entities Affected: No

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Related RINs: Previously reported as 1215-AB66

Agency Contact:
Jennifer Valdivieso
Acting Chief, Branch of Regulations and Procedures, Division of Federal Employees Compensation
Department of Labor
Office of Workers' Compensation Program
400 West Bay Street, Room 826,
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone:904 357-4754
Fax:904 357-4779