Defense Base Act Waivers
Upon the written request of the head of any department or other agency of the United States, the Secretary of Labor may waive the application of the Defense Base Act with respect to any contract, work location, or class of employees. The request for waiver must be made by the government agency to the Department of Labor (DOL), OWCP. It is Department of Labor policy that the waiver does not apply to citizens or legal residents of the U.S. or to employees hired in the U.S. Once granted, the waiver is only valid if alternative workers’ compensation benefits are provided to the waived employees pursuant to applicable local law.
This information herein is intended as general information only. Reference: Explaining Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance.pdf published by: U.S. Department of Labor US Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C-4315 Washington, DC 20210
A person should consult with a insurance agent/professional for more information regarding Defense Base Act and his or her own risk and insurance needs before making any insurance decision.