Persons considering applying for an exemption may find it helpful to discuss the facts or issues in their cases with the Department before preparing the filing. If you have any questions, call us at 202-693-8540.

When you are ready to apply, send applications for exemptions to:

By Mail (USPS)
U.S. Department of Labor, EBSA
Office of Exemption Determinations
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20210

By Private Carrier (Fedex, UPS, etc.)
U.S. Department of Labor, EBSA
Office of Exemption Determinations
122 C Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001-2109

 

After we receive your exemption application, we will:

  • Acknowledge receipt and assign an analyst to your request within two weeks;
  • Provide preliminary reaction within 30 days; and
  • Inform you of any significant developments or changes to the estimated completion date.

See Exemption Procedures Under Federal Pension Law for more information about applying for exemptions from ERISA’s prohibited transaction rules.