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Benefit Details
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/

Program Description

The EEOICPA includes two separate benefit programs: Part B and Part E. Part B of the EEOICPA provides eligible employees or survivors with lump-sum compensation up to $150,000, and pays medical expenses for accepted conditions. Part B also provides for payment of medical benefits and a smaller lump-sum amount of $50,000 to individuals who were determined to be eligible for compensation under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Part E provides eligible employees or survivors with compensation payments up to a maximum amount of $250,000, plus medical expenses for accepted conditions. The amount of benefits paid up to the $250,000 is based on the level of impairment and/or years of qualifying wage loss related to the covered illness.

General Program Requirements

Part B and Part E of the EEOICPA have separate and distinct criteria for eligibility under the Act. Part B provides benefits to eligible current or former employees of the Department of Energy (DOE); certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors; to certain uranium workers; and to qualified survivors of such individuals as provided in the Act. To be eligible, an employee must have sustained a radiogenic cancer, chronic silicosis, beryllium sensitivity, or chronic beryllium disease while in performance of duty at a covered DOE facility, atomic weapons employer, or a beryllium vendor during specified time periods. Part E provides benefits to eligible current or former employees of DOE contractors or subcontractors, to certain uranium workers who developed a covered illness as a result of exposure to any toxic substance at a DOE facility or RECA Section 5 mine or mill, and to qualified survivors of such individuals as provided in the Act.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

A list of the EEOICP District Offices and a map showing their geographical jurisdictions can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/law/JurisdictionMap.htm
To apply for benefits, contact the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Resource Center in the state where your last Department of Energy (DOE) employer is located, or the center that is located in your area. Contact information can be obtained through this Resource Center Locator Tool: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/ResourceMeetings/ResourceCenters.htm
To apply for EEOICPA benefits online, please visit: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/claimsforms.htm
Claims for supplemental benefits from individuals who have already received an award from the Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) should be sent to the Denver District Office: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/law/maps/districtofficeDenver.htm
For additional information on the Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program, visit: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/index.htm