Work injuries for SCORE volunteers are covered. The law states that volunteers who are physically injured or killed while performing SCORE activities shall be entitled to “the same death or disability” benefits that federal employees are entitled to under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (GS level, part-time). This coverage extends to accidents while traveling on official SCORE business.
- Accident reports and claim forms are submitted to and handled by the SBA and transmitted by the SBA to the U.S. Department of Labor for processing and decision.
- If there is any question about whether a volunteer is entitled to make such a claim, the SCORE Headquarters office is available for assistance.