5 U.S. Code § 8136 - Initial payments outside the United States

§ 8136.
Initial payments outside the United States

If an employee is injured outside the continental United States, the Secretary of Labor may arrange and provide for initial payment of compensation and initial furnishing of other benefits under this subchapter by an employee or agent of the United States designated by the Secretary for that purpose in the locality in which the employee was employed or the injury occurred.

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 549.)

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5 U.S.C. 793 (2d sentence of 4th par.)

July 29, 1942, ch. 533 (2d sentence), 56 Stat. 725.

The word “continental” is added on authority of the last sentence of the fifth paragraph of former section 793, which is carried into section 8137.

Administration of this subchapter was transferred to the Secretary of Labor by section 1 of 1950 Reorg. Plan. No. 19, 64 Stat. 1271 (see section 8145).

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