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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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Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)

EEOICPA Final Decisions

The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has made available on-line the most significant decisions of the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) regarding claims seeking benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). The FAB is a separate branch within DEEOIC that is responsible for issuing final agency decisions on such claims.

The adjudicatory procedures followed by DEEOIC to determine a claimant’s entitlement to EEOICPA benefits involve a two-step decisional process. First, one of DEEOIC’s four district offices issues a recommended decision on a claim. Then, the district office’s recommendation is forwarded to the FAB, which, after considering any objections to the recommended decision that have been filed by the claimant and conducting a hearing, if requested to do so by the claimant, issues the actual final decision on the claim. Upon the issuance of a final decision by the FAB, all administrative review opportunities that are available to the claimant are considered to be exhausted, and a claimant who disagrees with the final agency decision can seek judicial review of their claim in federal court.



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