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OWCP Administers disability compensation programs that provide benefits for certain workers or dependants who experience work-related injury or illness.
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EEOICP Program Statistics

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This page has been refined to provide more information about cases and claims.*  We now differentiate applications as either covered or non-covered. Non-covered applications are those for which the medical condition claimed is not one of the three conditions covered by the Act (Part B); or the claimant did not establish that the employee had covered employment (Parts B and E); or a survivor did not meet relationship or dependency requirements (Part E). We also provide detail regarding the reasons for denial of covered applications.

* Claim numbers count each survivor and each employee who filed for benefits.  Case numbers count only employees (living or deceased) whose reported employment and illness are the basis for the application for benefits.

Data as of

[Compensation payment totals updated Friday.  Medical bill payment totals updated Monday.]

Combined Part B and E Summary
Applications Filed 170,215 118,467*
Covered Applications Filed 128,188 94,505
Total Compensation Paid


45,857 33,916

Total Dollars

Total Medical Bills Paid

Total Dollars

Total Compensation + Medical Bills Paid $4,313,737,034

*A total of 69,767 unique individual workers are represented by the 118,467 cases reported.

Part B

Applications Filed 94,018 63,986
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 16,904 14,059
Non Covered Employment 5,845 4,358
Condition Not Covered 11,059 9,701
Covered Applications Filed 77,114 49,927
  Recommended Decisions*1    
Approved 36,994 24,526
Denied 27,729 19,346


64,723 43,872
  Final Decisions*1    
Approved 35,724 23,922
(show details)      Denied 25,784 18,193
  Survivor Not Eligible 2,186 544
  Cancer Not Work Related *2 16,648 12,541
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 6,950 5,108
Total 61,508 42,115
  Compensation Paid    


33,467 22,110

Total Dollars


*1 With regard to covered applications only

*2 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent


Part E

Applications Filed 76,197 54,481
Non Covered Applications        (show details) 25,123 9,903
Non Covered Employment 3,613 3,011
Survivor Not Covered *5 21,510 6,892
Covered Applications Filed 51,074 44,578
  Recommended Decisions*3    
Approved 20,462 19,350
Denied 18,709 17,803


39,171 37,153
  Final Decisions*3    
Approved 19,287 18,421
(show details)      Denied 17,091 16,396
  Cancer Not Work Related*4 4,413 4,310
  Medical Info Insufficient to Support Claim 12,678 12,086


36,378 34,817
  Compensation Paid    


12,390 11,806

Total Dollars


*3 With regard to covered applications only
*4 Probability of Causation is less than 50 percent
*5 Per EEOICPA amendments of 2004, adult children are not covered under Part E.


Part B - NIOSH Actions

Cases Referred to NIOSH 28,145
   Cases Returned from NIOSH
With Dose Reconstruction  (DR) 18,620
Being Re-worked for Return to NIOSH*6 28
Withdrawn from NIOSH (no DR)*7 2,688
   Cases Currently at NIOSH
Initial/Original Referral to NIOSH 3,671
Reworks or Returns to NIOSH *6 3,120

*6  Examples of re-worked case:  Case was returned to DOL by NIOSH with a dose reconstruction, but additional medical or employment evidence needs to be developed; case is then returned to NIOSH.
*7  Withdrawn case:  Case was sent to NIOSH and later withdrawn without a dose reconstruction. Reasons for withdrawal: claimant request, claimant death, insufficient employment evidence, or confirmation of coverage at a Special Exposure Cohort worksite.


Cases with Dose Reconstruction (DR) 18,620
DR Cases Pending Recommended Decision by DOL 380
DR cases with Recommended Decision  
  Recommended Decision to Accept 7,144
  Recommended Decision to Deny 11,094
Total 18,238
DR cases with Final Decision
  Final Decision to Accept      (show details) 5,895
  Number of cases pending payment 49
Number of cases paid 5,846
Final Decision to Deny 10,118
Total 16,013
  Compensation Paid - Total Dollars $873,908,791
  Number of Individuals Paid 8,310



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