Historical and Revision Notes

1966 Act


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large


5 U.S.C. 755(a), (b).

Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 5, 39 Stat. 743.


Oct. 14, 1949, ch. 691, § 104 “Sec. 5(a), (b)”, 63 Stat. 855.


Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86–767, § 201, 74 Stat. 907.

The words “loss, or” are omitted throughout this section as included in “loss of use of”.

In subsection (a)(B), the words “under sections 751–754 of this title” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (b)(1), the words “(including paragraphs (16) and (20) thereof)” are omitted as surplusage.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

1967 Act

Section of title 5

Source (U.S.Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

8107(a), (b).

5 App.: 755(a), (b).

July 4, 1966, Pub. L. 89–488, § 2(a), (b), 80 Stat. 252.

In subsection (a), the words “If there is” are substituted for “In any case of”. The words “loss, or” are omitted as included in “loss of use of” and to conform to the remainder of the section. The words “the employee is entitled to basic compensation for the disability” are substituted for “basic compensation for such disability shall be payable to the disabled employee”. The words “by the schedule in subsection (c) of this section” are substituted for “in the following schedule” to reflect the codification of the schedule in subsection (c). The words “The schedule referred to in the first sentence is as follows:” are omitted as unnecessary in view of the codification of that schedule in subsection (c).

In subsection (b), the words “an employee is entitled to compensation” are substituted for “compensation shall be paid” for consistency with subsection (a). In subsections (b) (1) and (2), the words “section 8105 of this title” and “section 8106 of this title” are substituted for “section 3” and “subsection (a) of section 4”, respectively, to reflect the codification of title 5.

Editorial Notes

1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–416, § 4, substituted “involving the loss, or loss of use” for “involving the loss of use”.

Subsec. (c)(22). Pub. L. 93–416, § 5, added par. (22).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–416 effective Sept. 7, 1974, and applicable to any injury or death occurring on or after such effective date, see section 28(a) of Pub. L. 93–416, set out as a note under section 8101 of this title.

Personnel Not Affected by 1967 Increase

Increases authorized under amendment by Pub. L. 90–83 not applicable to specified personnel, see section 7 of Pub. L. 90–83, set out as a note under section 8103 of this title.