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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

OWCP Administers disability compensation programs that provide benefits for certain workers or dependants who experience work-related injury or illness.
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The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.


DFEC — Division of Federal Employees' Compensation

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.

DEEOIC — Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) provides compensation and medical benefits to employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors, and employees of DOE designated Atomic Weapons Employers (AWE) and Beryllium Vendors who became ill as a result of work performed in the production and testing of nuclear weapons. Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters (or their eligible survivors) under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) administered by the Department of Justice may also be eligible for benefits under the EEOICPA under both Part B and Part E.

DLHWC — Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and its extensions, administered by DLHWC, provides medical benefits, compensation for lost wages, and rehabilitation services to covered workers in maritime and other industries who are injured during the course of employment or contract an occupational disease related to employment. Survivor benefits also are provided if the work-related injury or disease causes, contributes to, or hastens the employee's death.

DCMWC — Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation

The Black Lung Benefits Act provides benefits to coal miners who are totally disabled by black lung disease, and to their eligible survivors. Benefits include monthly compensation for disabled miners and survivors of miners whose deaths are attributable to black lung, and medical coverage for disabled miners’ lung disease.

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