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Injury Compensation
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) provides compensation benefits to Federal civilian employees for work-related injuries or illnesses and to their surviving dependents if a work-related injury or illness results in the employee's death. It is the exclusive remedy for Federal employees for work-related injuries or death. The program is administered by the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), which makes all decisions on entitlements under the program.

Locally, the Injury Compensation Program Administrator (ICPA) in the HROM acts as the liaison between supervisors, employees, and the OWCP. 

QUALIFIYING FOR BENEFITS

To qualify for benefits, the employee (or family member in the case of the employee’s death) must establish, by medical evidence, that the traumatic injury, occupational disease or illness, or employee's death was causally related to his/her employment or that a pre-existing injury or illness was accelerated or aggravated as a result of employment.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Employees are eligible for six (6) basic types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits (including transportation expenses)
  • Continuation of Pay (COP)
  • Wage loss compensation
  • Scheduled awards
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Survivor benefits if employee dies as a result of employment

 

COMPENSATION RATES

Generally, in cases of total disability, an employee is entitled to compensation equivalent to two-thirds of the weekly salary if there are no dependents, or three-fourths of the salary if there are one or more dependents. Compensation is tax free. In establishing a person's wage rate, the law recognizes certain additional amounts that may be included in salary, such as premium pay, night and Sunday differential, holiday pay, hazard pay, dirty work pay, quarters allowances and post differential for overseas employees. Overtime pay is not included except for administratively uncontrollable work.

LIGHT DUTY

All reasonable efforts will be made to provide injured employees with light or alternative duty that is within the bounds of the employee’s medical restrictions as soon as the employee is medically able to work. Both supervisors and employees are expected to cooperate with light duty placement efforts.


Fact Sheets, Pamphlets, and Guides
WHAT TO DO WHEN INJURED AT WORK: 
 (DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) DIVISION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION (DFEC) INFORMATION FOR INJURED WORKERS)
 
DOL PUBLICATION CA 550: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  
SUPERVISOR'S GUIDE: WHAT TO DO WHEN AN EMPLOYEE IS INJURED AT WORK  

 

Department of Labor (DOL) Injury Compensation Forms
CA-2a: Notice of Recurrence
Use for a recurrence of either a traumatic or occupational illness or disease
 
CA-7b: Leave Buy Back (LBB) Worksheet/Certification and Election
Use to request a buy back of paid leave used while absent due to work injury or illness
 
CA-17: Duty Status Report
Completed by the supervisor and physician to obtain the employee’s status for duty
 
CA-20: Attending Physician's Report
This is completed by the physician 
 
CA-35: Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease
This contains various checklists of evidence needed to support an occupational illness or disease claim 
 
OWCP-915: Claim For Medical Reimbursement
Use to claim reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses 
 
OWCP-957: Medical Travel Refund Request
Use to claim reimbursement for travel expenses 
 
OWCP-1168: Provider Enrollment form
Medical providers use this form to enroll as a provider with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program 
 
OWCP-1500: Health Insurance Claim Form
Medical providers use this form to claim reimbursement for covered services 
 
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):  

 

FECA LAWS AND REGULATIONS
CA-810: Injury Compensation for Federal Employees  
DoD Manual 1400.25-V810: Injury Compensation  
Marine Corps Order (MCO) 12810.1: The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) Program  
FECA Law:  
FECA Regulations:  

 

Federal Employees' Compensation Act

Important Fact

All benefits (e.g., cost of medical care, wage loss compensation) paid to employees who are injured at work or suffer an occupational disease or injury are paid by the Department of Labor but are charged back to the agency.

Contact Information

INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR:

Ms. Brenda Walsh (703) 784-3314

 

 

Training for Supervisors
OVERVIEW OF THE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM: