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At What Locations Does the Defense Base Act Apply?
The Defense Base Act provides Federal workers’compensation for injuries suffered by civilians who are injured while working for a company that performs overseas operations for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Defense Base Act federal workers’ comp program is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP)
According to the OWCP there are “Six Gates” to Defense Base Act coverage when it comes to the location of the worker’s deployment.
“Six Gates” to Defense Base Act Coverage
The following language is taken directly from the US Department of Labor OWCP workshop on Defense Base Act Coverage.
1. Any defense base acquired from any foreign government
2. Lands occupied or used by the U. S. for military purposes outside the Continental U.S.
3. Public work in any territory or possession under a contract with the US
4. Public work outside that us not covered under number 3 above
5. Contract outside the US approved and financed by the US
6. Welfare or similar services outside the US for troop authorized by the Department of Defense
Types of Locations Covered by Defense Base Act
Amost any contract with an agency of the U.S. government, for work outside the U.S., whether military in nature or not, will likely require Defense Base Act coverage.
Some common overseas locations and activities that qualify for DBA coverage include:
- Building of dams
- Building Roads
- Water treatment plants
Countries With the Most Defense Base Act Cases Include:
- Diego Garcia
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