OWCP Forms and Filing Timeline

The National Border Patrol Council developed this table of the most commonly used OWCP forms and the respective timeline for filing each form. For a fillable version of the form, click on the form number. Additional Form are located on the DOL DFEC forms page.

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CA-1 Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation Traumatic injury, occurs within one work shift Within 30 days of injury to get COP; within 3 years for eligibility Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee 
 CA-2 Notice of Occupational Illness/Disease and Claim for Compensation Long term or chronic illness or disease 3 years from date first aware of nexus to employment  Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee
 CA-2a Notice Employee’s Recurrence of Disability and Claim for Pay/ Compensation After returning to work, the employee needs to stop work due to injury / illness As soon as possible* Submit to OWCP within 10 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7 Claim for Compensation Request compensation for wage loss (not COP In traumatic injury cases, submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods) Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7a Time Analysis Claiming intermittent compensation, partial days, or repurchase of leave Submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods) Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee
 CA-7b Leave Buy Back Claiming repurchase of accrued leave used due to injury / illness* Submit 10 days before end of COP; otherwise, as soon as pay stops (tied to pay periods)  Submit to OWCP within 5 days of receipt from employee 
 CA-16 Authorization for Examination and/or Treatment Guarantees payment of medical care after a traumatic injury  Obtain ASAP, within 4 hours; NLT 7 days from DOI; MD submits to OWCP Issue within 4 hours of injury; 48 hours if verbal authorization given
CA-20 Attending Physician's Report Provides medical support for claim Submit to OWCP ASAP following examination(s) N/A

Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease

Provides medical support for specific conditions Upon completion , should be submitted directly to OWCP N/A
OWCP-915 Claim for Medical Reimbursement Claim reimbursement for out of pocket expenses (co-pay, medication, DMEs) Date of service +12 months* N/A
OWCP-957   Medical Travel Refund Request  Claim for reimbursable travel r/t treatment  12 months from date of service  N/A
OWCP-1500 Health Insurance Claim Form   Standard billing form  Physician submits; DOS +12 months*  N/A

Pro-illegal immigration groups and criminals are gunning for us, the media vilifies us, and CBP plays politics with our lives.

Yes, it seems we Border Patrol agents have few friends and many enemies. At any moment in our unpredictable and dangerous working environment, a situation can erupt that suddenly jeopardizes your life, your job, or your liberty.

The National Border Patrol Council is the only organization that has your back. We fight for you when you need it most. We fight for you when no one else will.

USBP and NBPC will be opening up solicitations for the Nation Wide Swap Program (NWS) starting August 17, 2015 at 0800 CDT.

As outlined in Section 11 of the April 28, 2015 MOU:

BPAs will be considered eligible if:

Recently, the National Border Patrol Council was notified of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s intent to implement a recognition program amongst employees.

It is called the “High-Five” program, which is ironic since that is what they wanted to call a watered down retirement program for employees and “is expected to foster a sense of teamwork, help build good morale, and promote employee engagement, and will be made available to all CBP employees.  To recognize a colleague’s exemplary efforts, employees can access the “High Five” webpage to select a recognition category, and include a personalized message that will be delivered to the recognized employee by e-mail.”

OT Lawsuit

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