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The Defense Base Act – Twenty Seven Things Employees Of U.S. Government Contractors Who Perform Work Overseas And Their Families Should Know To Avoid Losing Benefits

1. What is the Defense Base Act (DBA)?

The DBA is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) which provides disability compensation and medical benefits to employees and death benefits to eligible survivors of employees of U.S. government contractors who perform work overseas. With a few exceptions, the DBA incorporates the provisions of the LHWCA.