The FECA is a law which provides benefits for civilian employees of the United States who have suffered work-related injuries or occupational diseases. These benefits include payment of medical expenses and compensation for wage loss. The FECA also provides for payment of benefits to dependents of employees who die from work-related injuries or diseases.

However, the FECA does not provide retirement benefits. Employees who fully or partially recover from their injuries are expected to return to work. The FECA is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), U.S. Department of Labor, through 12 district offices located across the United States.

Workers’ Compensation Center is your resource to find answers regarding the FECA program.