Who Qualifies for Defense Base Act Compensation?
There are four ways to qualify for Defense Base Act Benefits. If you meet any one of the following criteria, and you were injured during the course of your work, you are covered, regardless of your nationality:
- You work for a private employer on an overseas U.S. military base, or on land used by the U.S. for military purposes.
- You work abroad on a public works contract for any U.S. government agency that falls under the heading of national defense or war activities. (e.g. construction or civil engineering)
- You are employed under a contract approved and funded by the U.S. government abroad. This includes but is not limited to selling military equipment & services to U.S. allies.
- You work for the USO or another company or organization that provides moral and welfare services to the military abroad.