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Announcements

NOTICE REGARDING THE BENEFITS REVIEW BOARD’S

NEW ELECTRONIC FILING AND SERVICE RULE

(Notice Dated: 02/28/2024)

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In response to feedback received from participants and to better support the changes in the Board's filing requirements, we have implemented several enhancements to leverage existing party data in EFS and streamline the request for access to appeals. Specifically, appealers now have the ability to search for parties within the EFS user database. To facilitate this process, the Board highly recommends utilizing this search feature to locate and automatically add the needed party information on your appeal, which eliminates the need for manual data entry.

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The Department of Labor hosted a refresher training webinar on Aug 22, 2023 covering a range of core system features. The recording of the webinar can be accessed using the link below.

Recording of the webinar held on Aug 22, 2023

The webinar provided an overview of how to use the system and how to effectively use the delegation module. The training also discussed tips on how to avoid some common mistakes related to managing your login accounts. 

The specific topics covered were.

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The Department of Labor will be conducting an a training sessions with live demo, for all users on Aug 22, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:00pm EDT, covering a range of topics on how to use the system and new features released in the last year.

The specific topics covered are listed below.

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Please note that an important update has been made regarding the ECAB filing process for all reconsideration orders on our website. Effective immediately, the reconsideration entries currently found under the “Briefs” dropdown have been relocated to the "Motions" dropdown for enhanced organization and ease of access. This change aims to streamline both the internal tracking and navigation process of all reconsideration filings. This is applicable to ECAB reconsideration filings only.

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On Aug 17, 2022, the United States Department of Labor’s eFile and eServe system (EFS – efile.dol.gov) will release a new feature - Transfer cases from one account to another. 

The feature will be available for individual users as well as users belonging to an organization. It will enable users to seamlessly transfer their cases from their current account to a new one under various situations such as, a change in their email address, change of organization's / law firm's name and email addresses, moving to a new organization / law firm. 

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The Department of Labor hosted an informational webinar on June 23, 2022 on the enhancements to the Organization module and Delegated Access functionality to be released on July 1, 2022. The recording of the webinar can be accessed using the link below.

Recording of the webinar held on June 23, 2022

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On July 01, 2022, the United States Department of Labor’s eFile and eServe system (EFS – efile.dol.gov) will release enhancements to the organization module and delegated access functionality in the system. These enhancements are in response to feedback from EFS users regarding the need to enable a law firm's legal staff to perform all functions related to electronic filing, accessing case files and served documents, on behalf of the attorneys. 

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Effective May 06, 2022, the United States Department of Labor’s eFile and eServe system (EFS – efile.dol.gov) will release enhanced e-mail notifications regarding cases before the Administrative Review Board (ARB), the Benefits Review Board (BRB), and the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB). These enhancements are in response to feedback from EFS users on how to improve the utility of e-mail notifications.  

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Effective March 14, 2022, the United States Department of Labor’s eFile and eServe system (EFS – efile.dol.gov) will release enhanced e-mail notifications regarding cases before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ).  These enhancements are in response to feedback from EFS users on how to improve the utility of e-mail notifications. 

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