Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA)

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:35 by admin
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) provides workers' compensation coverage to three million Federal and Postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. Benefits include wage replacement, payment for medical care, and where necessary, medical and vocational rehabilitation assistance in returning to work. The program has 12 district offices nationwide.

The Division of Federal Employees' Compensation adjudicates new claims for benefits and manages ongoing cases; pays medical expenses and compensation benefits to injured workers and survivors; and helps injured employees return to work when they are medically able to do so.

During FY 2000, more than 176,000 new cases were created, and the program provided nearly 273,000 workers slightly more than $2 billion in benefits for work-related injuries and illnesses. Of these benefit payments, nearly $1.37 billion was for wage loss compensation, $549 million was for medical and rehabilitation services, and $107 million was for death benefit payments to surviving dependents.

If you have been injured on the job, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Workers' Compensation: Overview
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