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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

Washington District Office — Washington D.C.

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides workers' compensation coverage to three million Federal and Postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) adjudicates new claims for benefits and manages ongoing cases; pays medical expenses and compensation benefits to injured workers and survivors; and helps injured employees return to work when they are medically able to do so.

The Washington, D.C. District Office is dedicated to the timely and accurate processing of federal workers’ compensation claims. The Office currently manages claims for employees who reside in the following areas: District of Columbia, Virginia; Effective 08/22/2016, only existing cases in Maryland, when the claimant resides in the area roughly comprising Prince Georges County. Effective 10/01/2016, District of Columbia and Virginia only.

Note: Individuals injured on the job while employed by private companies or state and local government agencies should contact their state workers' compensation board.

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