Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | January 21, 2009

Environmental attorney Sanders says former government workers in atomic weapons program may be eligible for benefits from EEOICPA.

Did you know that the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted to provide compensation and medical benefits to employees who worked at certain Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, including contractors and subcontractors at those locations, and certain of its vendors? 


During the Cold War, workers employed in the nation’s atomic weapons program or other programs may have been exposed to radioactive and toxic substances.  As a result, the EEOICPA is intended to benefits to eligible employees and former employees of the U.S. DOE, its contractors and subcontractors, or to certain survivors of such individuals.


This program also includes benefits for certain beneficiaries of Section Five of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.


If you would like more information about the benefits available under the EEOICPA, please visit DOL’s web page.


The DOL has also established Resource Centers around the country to provide information about the EEOICPA and to assist the public with claim filing. To locate the Resource Center nearest you, please call toll free (866) 888-3322 or visit the DOL’s webpage on its Resource Centers.



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