Now that you have filed a claim under the EEOICPA. The DEEOIC staff must assemble a case file containing evidence that shows your eligibility for compensation and benefits. This starts the adjudication process in determining whether or not your claim is compensable.
The DEEOIC is tasked in obtaining evidence to support your claim. There are three to four elements of a claim that must be satisfied to accept your claim. The four elements of a claim are: Employment, Medical, Causation, and Surviorship if applicable.
To learn more about providing evidence to support your claim, take a moment to read: What Evidence is Required to Accept my EEOICPA Claim?
The district office Claims Examiners will work with you to obtain the necessary evidence and also assist in obtaining certain evidence from other sources. Once all the evidence is collected and analyzed, the claims examiner will issue a Recommended Decision to accept or deny your claim.
If your claim is denied and you disagree you have the right to appeal the Recommended Decision. When you appeal your Recommended Decision you can present additional evidence to support your claim or point out where the DEEOIC did not properly adjudicate your claim.
If you need assistance in either appealing a Recommended Decision or with initiating your claim you can count on Loyal Service Agency Inc. to assist you. We have a dedicated EEOICPA Liaison who can assist you in every aspect of your claim no matter where you are in the process.