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Workers' Compensation Programs

  Federal Employees' Compensation Program


Frequently Asked Questions

OVERVIEW

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) provides workers' compensation coverage to three million federal and postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. Benefits include wage replacement, payment for medical care, and when necessary, medical and vocational rehabilitation assistance in returning to work. The program has 12 district offices nationwide.

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE MATERIALS

BASIC INFORMATION

FACT SHEETS

APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

  • Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) - Provides workers' compensation coverage to three million federal and postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. Benefits include wage replacement, payment for medical care, and where necessary, medical and vocational rehabilitation assistance in returning to work.
  • 20 CFR Part 10 - Regulations under the FECA.
  • War Hazards Compensation Act (WHCA) - Provides compensation for the injury, disability, death, or enemy detention of employees of contractors with the United States, and for other purposes.
  • 20 CFR Part 61 - Regulations under the WHCA.

DOL CONTACTS*

  • Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
    Division of Federal Employees' Compensation
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20210
    Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
    Local Offices

  • For questions on other DOL laws,
    please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
    Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
    TTY

*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.