Basic FECA Requirements: To qualify for benefits, the employee or the employee's supervisor must establish, by medical evidence, that the traumatic injury, occupational disease or illness, or employee's death was causally related to his/her employment or that a pre-existing injury or illness was accelerated or aggravated as a result of employment.
FECA Benefits: The program applies to any disability (temporary or permanent, partial or total) incurred as a result of a job-related disease or illness as well as an on-the-job injury. Employees are eligible for six (6) basic types of benefits:
- Medical benefits (including transportation expenses)
- Continuation of Pay (COP)
- Wage loss compensation
- Scheduled awards
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Survivor benefits if employee dies as a result of employment