Welcome, visitor! [ Login

Post an Ad


Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC)

  • Listed: January 13, 2019 6:29 pm
  • Expires: 998039 days, 6 hours


Our iOS apps : US Benefits Directory , Food Banks Directory , GSA Auctions , Low Cost Apartments Directory,

Program Description

The mission of the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (DLHWC) is to minimize the impact of employment injuries and deaths on employees and their families by ensuring that workers’ compensation benefits are provided promptly and properly under law.

Enacted in 1927, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) compensates for lost wages, medical benefits, and rehabilitation services to longshore, harbor and other maritime workers who are injured during their employment or who contract an occupational disease related to employment. Survivor benefits are also provided if the work-related injury or disease causes the employee’s death.

In addition, LHWCA covers a variety of other employees through extensions to the Act. U.S. government contractors and subcontractors are covered under limited circumstances through the Defense Base Act. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) covers most offshore oil rig workers and the Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act (NAFIA) covers Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) workers on U.S. military installations.

Benefits are paid directly by an authorized self-insured employer, through an authorized insurance carrier, or in particular circumstances, by an industry financed Special Fund.

Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been a longshore or harbor worker, who now suffers from a work-related injury or illness, or you must be a widow or widower whose deceased family member died due to a work-related injury or an employee or survivor as defined in an extension to the Act.

Application Process

For more information on how to file a claim, please visit the Claimant/Injured worker page.

Contact Information

For more information, please visit the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensationwebsite.


303 total views, 1 today


Listing ID: 6165c3b838c2d73b

Report problem

Processing your request, Please wait....

Sponsored Links

A guide for US Government Federal and State Benefits published by benefits.gov

This is a third party app and we are not affiliated with benefits.gov or US Government.. If you are looking for an app that consolidates all the benefit listings by Federal and US states, this is a good app to start with. Listings can also be found on the benefits.gov website.