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Useful links regarding Workers’ Compensation Benefits:

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers four major disability compensation programs.  These are the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program, and the Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation Programs.
For more information see:

Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC)
For General Information see:

Potential Claimants are generally employees of a Federal Agency.  Some examples are: Tennessee Valley Authority Employees, United States Postal Service Employees, Homeland Security Employees, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Employees, Internal Revenue Service Employees.

Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC)

Federal Non Appropriated Fund Employees such as Commissary or BX, PX, Navy Exchange Workers and others working on Military Installations are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Civilian employees working outside the United States on a U.S. military base or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense are covered by the DLHWC Defense Base Act.

What to do if you are a Claimant/Injured Worker:

Useful links regarding Medical Disability Retirement:
If you are considering medical disability retirement, look at all of your retirement options to see what your annuity may be under each program:

Useful links regarding the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB):
Here is a link providing general MSPB information:

You may need to file an appeal in front of the MSPB for the following reasons:
  • You have been removed from your agency or you are facing a removal action.  If you are a postal service employee, you only have MSPB rights if you are a military veteran.
  • You have been suspended or are facing a suspension for over 14 days.
  • OPM has denied you medical disability retirement.

Useful links regarding the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board:

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