NEWSFLASH REGARDING ARPA EXPIRATION & COVID-19 FECA CLAIMS FILING
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. This legislation streamlined the process for federal workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to establish coverage under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). The ARPA expires on January 27, 2023. Claims for COVID-19 that was diagnosed between January 27, 2020 and January 27, 2023 should be filed on Form CA-1, Traumatic Injury Claim. Claims for COVID-19
diagnosed after January 27, 2023, generally will be filed on Form CA-2 Occupational Disease Claim.
CA-1*Federal Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation (FECA claims between January 27, 2020 and January 27, 2023 should be filed on Form CA-1)
CA-2*Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation (FECA Claims for COVID-19 diagnosed after January 27, 2023 will generally be filed on Form CA-2)
A Federal Employee that has sustained a work-related injury or illness, will use the Employees' Compensation Operations & Management Portal (ECOMP) to report the incident to their supervisor by using the following link https://www.ecomp.dol.gov/#/.
Employees must file COVID-19 diagnosed after January 27, 2023 will generally be filed on Form CA-2; otherwise, claim the will be return to the employee for resubmission.
For Questions Contact:
Army Benefits Center - Civilian, Injury Compensation Center of Excellence-OWCP
ABC-C Toll Free: (866) 792-7620 (Phone Hours M-TH 0800-1600 CT)
For e-mail inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org