Benefit Details
Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Labor

Program Description

The Federal Employees' Compensation (FEC) program assists Federal employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease by providing both appropriate financial benefits and help in returning to work. Benefits provided to injured Federal employees under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) include payment for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related injury or disease. Physical and vocational rehabilitation benefits are also provided.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be (a) a federal employee suffering from a work-related injury or disease, or (b) you must be a widow(er) whose spouse was a federal employee who died due to a work-related injury or disease, or (c) your parents must be deceased or your spouse deceased (due to a work-related injury or disease) and one or more worked at the Department of Energy (or its predecessor agencies, vendors, contractors or subcontractors).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

To view more information on the Division of Federal Employees' Compensation, find the district office nearest you using the map provided on the DFEC page.
For more information on this program and how to apply for benefits, contact the current or former Federal supervisor of the affected employee.