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Wondering If You Are Covered Under FECA?
The FECA program covers all civilians employed by the federal government, including employees in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the government. Both full-time and part-time workers are covered, as are most volunteers and all persons serving on...
Filing Form CA-7 Claim for Compensation
Form CA-7 is used by a federal employee to request compensation from OWCP for work-related injuries or illnesses. Keep these tips in mind: It is helpful if this form is filed by the injured employee within 30 days of the date of injury, but this is not essential. It...
Medical Travel Reimbursement Under FECA
20 § 10.315 provides that a claimant under FECA is entitled to reimbursement of reasonable and necessary expenses, including transportation, needed to obtain authorized medical services, appliances, or supplies. To determine what is a reasonable distance to travel,...
FECA Schedule of Body Parts Covered
FECA Scheduled Benefits for Partial Disability CompensationScheduled benefits provided by statute [5 U.S.C. Section 8107(c)]Scheduled benefits provided by regulation [20 C.F.R. Section 10.404(a)]***FECA does not allow a Schedule Award for...
Common Pathway for a Claim Under FECA
Step 1: Complete the Appropriate DocumentationYou must notify your employer and/or OWCP of your injury with a form CA-1, CA-2, or CA-2a.Form CA-1 - Notification of Traumatic Injury It may be filed on paper or electronically via ECOMP Portal. Report should be submitted...
A Schedule Award can only be paid under OWCP with the submission of a specialized examination and report prepared by a medical doctor in accordance with the strict requirements of the OWCP and American Medical Association’s Guides to Evaluation of Permanent...
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