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Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

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Hello and welcome to the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC) Defense Base Act (DBA) Page. The Defense Base Act provides workers' compensation protection to civilian employees working outside the United States on US military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense. This page contains general information regarding the Defense Base Act (DBA) that may be of interest to government contracting officials, US government contractors, insurance professionals, covered employees and their families, and others in the workers' compensation claims community.

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