Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - As part of U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta's efforts to assist federal employees in filing 9/11 Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) claims, the U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new webpage that provides information on how to file a claim, the key evidence needed to establish a claim, and a section of frequently asked questions and answers. Additional information and links to potential benefits offered by other programs created under the Zadroga Act are also provided.
All federal employees who have a medical condition or disability causally related to the performance of their duties (including arising out of the 9/11 attacks) are entitled to workers' compensation coverage pursuant to FECA. The Department acknowledges, however, that claims arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attacks can be complicated and that establishing a causal relationship between the work performed pursuant to the 9/11 attacks and a current medical condition or disability may be complex.
Under Secretary Acosta's leadership, a designated team of claims examiners has been established in the Department's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) to assist with any newly filed 9/11 FECA claims. They will explain the evidence needed, and answer any questions of claimants about the process and legal requirements.
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