Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Question: Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, what requirements must a claim for workers' compensation meet?

Answer: The employee must provide medical and factual evidence to establish five basic elements:

  1. The claim was filed within the time limits set by the FECA;

  2. The injured or deceased person was an employee within the meaning of the FECA:

  3. The injury, accident or employment factor actually occurred, and a medical condition was diagnosed in connection with the injury or event;

  4. The employee was in the performance of duty when the event(s) leading to the claim occurred; and

  5. The medical evidence establishes that the diagnosed condition is causally related to the injury or event.

 

 
 

Search FAQs

  Type a keyword or phrase in the
  box below and hit "Go."

  

 
 

To FAQs Home To FAQs Home