PROCESSING OF APPEALS AND CORONAVIRUS
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) is experiencing delays in the processing of appeals and documents received by mail. To avoid delay, we strongly encourage all parties with appeals before the ECAB and other filers to utilize the ECAB’s Electronic Filing system to file new appeals, motions, briefs, and all other case-related documents to ensure the timely processing of their appeals. Documents filed through the electronic portal should not be submitted in paper unless specifically requested. See below notice for specific details on this change.
NOTICE REGARDING CHANGE TO ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM (2/25/2021)
The Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) has launched an updated eFile/eServe system (EFS). Like the ECAB’s previous Electronic File and Service Request (EFSR) system, EFS will allow parties to electronically file new appeals, briefs, motions, and other documents; receive electronic service of ECAB-issued decisions and orders; and check the status of existing appeals via a web-based interface. EFS will be accessible 24 hours every day at https://efile.dol.gov. All parties who wish to electronically file appeals, pleadings, or other documents in pending cases must now use EFS to do so. Beginning on April 12, 2021, attorneys and lay representatives will be required file documents with the ECAB electronically through EFS unless they request and receive an exemption.
If you intend to electronically file with the ECAB, you must do so as a registered user via EFS at https://efile.dol.gov. Because the time limit for filing an appeal with the ECAB is jurisdictional, please be sure to register with EFS and learn how to use its features well before your filing deadline.