Filing Overseas Claims

Details for Filing Claims for Deployed Civilians and Civilians Working Overseas.

All DOD civilian injuries occurring outside the U.S. are initially processed by the OWCP Special Claims office in Cleveland and require special attention when a claim is entered in the Employees' Compensation Operations & Management Portal (ECOMP)

CA-1 form:

  1. BOX 9: The country code for Afghanistan (932A) or Iraq (803A) must be entered in the ZIP CODE field.
  2. BOX 18: FA (for Foreign Address) must be entered in the STATE field and the country code for Afghanistan (932A) or Iraq (803A) must be entered in the ZIP CODE field.
  3. BLOCK 38: The War Zone code for Afghanistan (AF) or Iraq (IZ) must be entered in the field requesting the location.
CA-2 form:

  1. BOX 10: FA must be entered in the STATE field and the country code for Afghanistan (932A) or Iraq (803A) must be entered in the ZIP CODE field.
  2. BOX 20: FA must be entered in the STATE field and the country code for Afghanistan (932A) or Iraq (803A) must be entered in the ZIP CODE field.
  3. BLOCK 35: The War Zone code for Afghanistan (AF) or Iraq (IZ) must be entered in the field requesting the location.
If you see Afghanistan or Iraq cases coded incorrectly, contact the ICUC liaison for your area.

Other Claims Outside the U.S.:

If a DOD civilian is injured outside the United States, special care is required in entering the addresses on the injury claim forms to ensure the claim is routed to the correct office and that mail addressed to the claimant or agency is sent to the right place.

There are several addresses involved including claimant’s home address (usually populated by the system), location of injury, physician’s address, agency address, and duty station address. If you are using an APO or FPO address, the STATE field should contain AE (Europe) AP (Pacific) or AA (Caribbean).

If you are not entering an APO or FPO address and zip, you must enter FA for ‘Foreign Address’ in the field for STATE. The system will then allow you to use CTRL + L in the ZIP CODE field to see a list of foreign country codes. It will not allow you to enter a foreign country code if you have anything other than FA in the STATE field.

Please contact your Injury Compensation Program Administrator (ICPA) or ICUC liaison if you have questions.

Department of Defense
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
HR Operational Programs & Advisory Services
Benefits and Worklife Division
Injury Compensation & Unemployment Compensation Branch
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 05G21
Alexandria, VA 22350-1100

Commercial Phone: (571) 372-1663
FAX: (571) 372-1662
DSN Phone: 372-1663
DSN FAX: 372-1662

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