Federal Employees' Compensation Act: DOD Access to DOL Data is Generally Sufficient, but Monitoring Timelines Could Help Return-to-Work Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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The Department of Defenses DOD 47,340 civilian employees who filed claims under the Federal Employees Compensation Act FECA made up 17 percent of FECA claimants in 2015, and DOD total-disability beneficiaries i.e., with no capacity to work were generally older than those from the rest of government. About 35 percent of DOD beneficiaries received medical benefits only, and 31 percent received cash payments for injury or deathincluding the nearly 20 percent receiving partial- or total-disability benefits. About 56 percent of DOD total-disability beneficiaries were at or above their full Social Security Retirement age, compared to 32 percent of non-DOD beneficiaries.