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Who administers the Defense Base Act

Who Administers the DBA
Who administers the DBA?

The U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC), administers the DBA through eleven district offices located throughout the United States. Listed Below are the District Offices for Defense Base Act Claims, the address may change overtime so be sure to double check the address before mailing out important documents. 

Truth Matters
 
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straight forward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugar coat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get go.

The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in. 

Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. The book has plenty of great reviews on Amazon, and it is a guide to only help you succeed in your case. 

Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies. 

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Region I - Boston

Boston District Office

Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont. Defense 

Base Act jurisdiction - east of the 75th degree west longitude, Newfoundland, and Greenland

Longshore District Office #1,

U.S. Department of Labor

JFK Federal Building, Room E-260

Boston, MA 02203
Phone #: 617-624-6750

 

Region II - New York

New York District Office

Jurisdiction: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Mexico, Central and South America (including coastal islands); areas east of the continents of North and South America to the 60th degree east longitude, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, and any other areas or locations not covered under any other district office. 

Longshore District Office #2,

U.S. Department of Labor

201 Varick Street, Room 740

Post Office Box 249 

New York, NY 10014-0249
Phone #: 646 264-3010

 

Region III - Philadelphia

Jurisdiction: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 

Longshore District Office  #4,

U.S. Department of Labor

31 Hopkins Place Room 410-B - Federal Building Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone #: 410-962-3677

Norfolk District Office

Jurisdiction: Virginia

Longshore District Office #5,

U.S. Department of Labor

Federal Building, Room 212

200 Granby Mall
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone #: 757-441-3071 

 

Region IV - Atlanta

Atlanta District Office
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Longshore District Office #6,

U.S. Department of Labor

Charles E. Bennett Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Room 63A, Box 28

Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone #: 904-357-4788

 

Region VI – Dallas
New Orleans District Office
Jurisdiction: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi

Longshore District Office #7,

U.S. Department of Labor
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 617

New Orleans, LA 70130

USPS Mailing Address: 

 

Longshore District Office #7,
U.S. Department of Labor
P.O. BOX 30728
New Orleans, LA 70190-0728 Phone #: 504-589-2671

 

Houston District Office

Jurisdiction: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 75th degree and east of the 110th degree west longitude.)

Longshore District Office #8,

U.S. Department of Labor 8866 Gulf Freeway Suite 140

Houston, TX 77017

Phone #: 713-943-1605
 

Region IX - San Francisco San Francisco District Office 

Jurisdiction: California (north of the northern boundaries of the counties of San Luis, Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino), Arizona, Nevada

Longshore District Office #13,

U.S. Department of Labor
71 Stevenson Street, Room 1705

Post Office Box 193770
San Francisco, CA 94119-3770

Phone #: 415-848-6675
 

Honolulu Longshore District Office

Jurisdiction: Hawaii. Defense Base Act cases jurisdiction - all areas west of the continents of North and South America (excluding coastal islands) to 60 degrees east longitude (excluding Iran).

Longshore District Office #15,
U.S. Department of Labor
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-135

Post Office Box 50209
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone #: 808-541-1983

 

(Please note - all mail for the Honolulu office must now be sent to the San Francisco Office).

Long Beach Longshore District Office

Jurisdiction: California (south of the northern boundaries of the counties of San Luis, Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino)

Longshore District Office #18

Seattle, WA 98101-3212
Phone #: 206-398-8255

U.S. Department of Labor
401 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 720

Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone #: 562-980-3577 

Region X - Seattle Seattle District Office

 

Jurisdiction: Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. Defense Base Act jurisdiction - Canada, west of the 110th degree west longitude, and all areas in the Pacific Ocean north of the 45th degree north latitude.

Longshore District Office #14,

U.S. Department of Labor 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 620 

Seattle, WA 98101-3212
Phone #: 206-398-8255

 

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You Need To Take Action

Your employer/ carrier is  obligated to provide you reasonable medical treatment and temporary total disability benefits under the Defense Base Act. Too often the carrier will arbitrarily refuse to pay or stop paying for medical treatment and will stop your workers' compensation checks. The insurance carrier will controvert your DBA claim.

Doing nothing is not the best option. If your Defense Base Act medical benefits or workers compensation - TTD checks - are denied or the insurance carrier refuses to pay for your medical treatment or TTD you need to take action. Now. See this website  for free information on the DBA. This is the most comprehensive DBA website.


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