Historical and Revision Notes


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

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5 U.S.C. 768.

Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 18, 39 Stat. 746.


5 U.S.C. 769.

Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 19, 39 Stat. 746.

The words “except as provided in section 788” in former section 768 are omitted as unnecessary as former section 788 dealt with recovery of overpayments after claims were made.

Administration of this subchapter was transferred to the Secretary of Labor by section 1 of 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 19, 64 Stat. 1271 (see section 8145).

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

Editorial Notes

1974—Par. (3). Pub. L. 93–416 substituted “approved” for “furnished”.

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 Sept. 7, 1974, see section 23(a) of Pub. L. 93–416, set out as a note under section 8101 of this title.

Increase in Time-Period for FECA Claimant Supply Supporting Documentation to Office of Worker’s Compensation

Pub. L. 117–263, div. E, title LIII, § 5305(c), Dec. 23, 2022, 136 Stat. 3255, provided that: “Not later than 16 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 23, 2022], the Secretary of Labor shall—

amend section 10.121 of title 20, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor regulation, by striking ‘30 days’ and inserting ‘60 days’; and
modify the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act manual to reflect the changes made by the Secretary pursuant to paragraph (1).”