Scheme Nickname: 
Labor DFEC

A formal decision by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) on a benefits claim may be reviewed by either a Hearing Representative in OWCP's Division of Federal Employees' Compensation or by the departmental Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB).

Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Final action by the Secretary or his designee is not reviewable by any court.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Type(s): 
The hearing is an informal process and the Hearing Representative is not bound by common law or statutory rules of evidence, by technical or formal rules of procedure, or by the APA. The Hearing Representative may conduct the hearing in such manner as to best ascertain the rights of the claimant. 20 CFR ยง 10.617(c)
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: