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War Hazards Act Entitlement to Benefits Title 20 Subpart B

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 20, Volume 1]
[Revised as of April 1, 2007]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 20CFR61.200]

[Page 144]




Subpart C_Compensation for Injury, Disability or Death

Sec. 61.200 Entitlement to benefits.

(a) Compensation under section 101(a) of the Act is payable for
injury or death due to a war-risk hazard of an employee listed in Sec.
61.1(a), whether or not the person was engaged in the course of his or
her employment at the time of the injury.
(b) Compensation under this subpart is paid under the provisions of
the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 8101 et
seq.), except that the determination of beneficiaries and the
computation of compensation are made in accordance with sections 6, 8,
9, and 10 of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (33
U.S.C. 901 et seq.).
(c) The Office may not approve a claim for compensation if any of
the following conditions are met:
(1) The employee resides at or in the vicinity of the place of
employment, does not live there solely due to the exigencies of the
employment, and is injured outside the course of the employment.
(2) The claim is filed due to the injury or death of a prisoner of
war detained or utilized by the United States.
(3) The person seeking benefits recovers or receives workers’
compensation benefits from any other source for the same injury or
(4) The person seeking benefits is a national of a foreign country
and is entitled to compensation benefits from that or any other foreign
country on account of the same injury or death.
(5) The employee is convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction
of any subversive act against the United States or any of its allies.


  1. My fiance is an American architect contractor on-site in Abuja, Nigeria. He’s been transported to a hospital by good samaratins, but due to the flooding, in which he lost everything, including his vehicle too. he’s got constant migraines and severe back pain. Is there a group or groups out there helping Americans evacuate Abuja yet? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you so very much.

    Comment by Lynette Bilello | August 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. I did not understand a damn thing written on here,next time Please use laimen terms.I am a combat veteran of Afhganistand,and Iraq.I served 3 tours in Afhganistand and 2 in Iraq,the 2’d tour as a Private Surity contractor where I was wounded and received a Traumatic brain injury which forced me to medicaliy retire earlier then I exspectted too.To make a long story short.If it wasn’t for the Department of Veterans Affairs,which if you know any thing about the VA leaves a lot to be desired.Now if it wheren’t for the VA I would be really screwed because from the date I got wounded Oct 26,2004.My medical coverage only lasted 2 years from the date I got smoked.I heard threw the grape vine that some guys got really screwed when they got injurged and the companp they worked for din’t have insurians.I would like to know if there are other combat veterans who also served combat tours as PSC,Private Security Contractors,or PMC,Private Military Contractors,who are in the same boat with getting screwed over by the private sector to releing on the VA for help who also give you the run a around?Is there a supory group,suport web site?Any info and I would be trueliy thankfull.

    Comment by Patrick R.Taylor | February 23, 2012 | Reply

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