Skip to page content
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Bookmark and Share

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING FORM SSA-581

Two (2) copies of Form SSA-581 are required. By signing these forms, you are authorizing the Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) to obtain your earnings records from the Social Security Administration (SSA), which will assist in verifying all coal mine-related employment.
Sending 2 forms is necessary because of how SSA verifies your employment history during different time periods. Please do not make any changes or additions to the forms. Please sign and date the forms only.
Please sign and date the forms and return both SSA-581 forms to DCMWC at:

U.S. Department of Labor
OWCP/DCMWC/CMR Correspondence
P.O. Box 8307
London, KY 40742-8307

Please do not send completed forms directly to SSA at the Maryland address on the top left of Form SSA-581. DCMWC will send the forms to SSA once the forms are received at the London, KY address. Thank you for your cooperation in signing, dating and returning both forms.