5 U.S. Code § 8105 - Total disability

§ 8105.
Total disability
If the disability is total, the United States shall pay the employee during the disability monthly monetary compensation equal to 66⅔ percent of his monthly pay, which is known as his basic compensation for total disability.
The loss of use of both hands, both arms, both feet, or both legs, or the loss of sight of both eyes, is prima facie permanent total disability.
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 535.)

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5 U.S.C. 753.

Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, § 3, 39 Stat. 743.


Oct. 14, 1949, ch. 691, § 102, 63 Stat. 855.

In subsection (a), the words “Except as otherwise provided in sections 751–756, 757–781, 783–791, and 793 of this title” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (b), the words “Loss, or” are omitted as included in “loss of use of”. The words “or the loss of sight of both eyes” are substituted for “or both eyes or the sight thereof”.

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