The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides workers' compensation coverage to approximately 2.6 million federal and postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) has responsibility for administering the Act through its twelve district offices and national office.
In FY 2019, over 100,500 new cases were created. The program provided $3.014 billion in benefits to more than 217,000 workers and survivors for work-related injuries or illnesses. Of these benefits payments, over $1.959 billion was for wage-loss compensation, $902 million for medical and rehabilitation services, and $153 million for death benefits payments to surviving dependents.
The resources below are for federal government employees and agencies. Workers injured while employed by private companies or by state and local government agencies should contact their state workers' compensation board.
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ECOMP is a free web-based application hosted by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) that provides Federal agencies with an electronic system for recording workplace injuries and illnesses, and processing claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). ECOMP features include FECA claim submission, Agency Query System (AQS), Claimant Query System (CQS), CE-LinQ for Employing Agencies, OSHA reporting, and many more. ECOMP also allows for uploading of supporting documents to FECA case files. Visit ECOMP hompage to learn more about how to use the system in User Guides under Help menu.
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