Getting Your Benefits – EEOICPAlpd-admin2022-05-23T15:12:33-06:00
Getting Your Benefits – EEOICPA
EEOICPA Benefits for Former Atomic & Uranium Workers
More than 600,000 former atomic workers across the United States may qualify for up to $400,000 in financial compensation, plus no cost medical benefits for life through the Department of Labor’s EEOICPA.
Have you been diagnosed with a chronic illness or cancer that could be related to workplace exposure at an atomic facility?
Do you experience shortness of breath or other symptoms of an undiagnosed condition?
If yes, you may qualify for benefits!
We can help guide you through the process of applying for and receiving your EEOICPA benefits.
Founded in 2000, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was founded to provide compensation and no-cost medical benefits to former atomic and uranium workers who became ill as a result of working in the atomic weapons industry.
Could your illness have been caused by something you were exposed to at a DOE site or uranium mine or mill?
Did your work put you in contact with radiation or other hazardous materials/chemicals that could be the root cause of your illness? If you can answer YES to all 3 questions, you are ready to file for benefits!
If you’re unsure about your answers or have questions about filing, our team of Benefits Specialists can help walk you through the filing process and connect you to resources.
Once you’re ready, there are two ways to file an EEOICPA claim: self-file or go through an Authorized Representative.
If you choose to self-file, we can help walk you through the next steps.
We can also connect you with reputable Authorized Representatives that have helped our patients file for years, if you choose that option. *We do not receive any compensation for recommendations of Authorized Representatives.
Our Benefits Specialists, based locally across the country, can help you decide what option is right for you.
Common Jobs That Qualify
View a list of common jobs former workers were employed in.
This list is not exhaustive, please contact Nuclear Care Partners if you’d like to know whether your job could have put you at risk to an exposure.
Any illness may qualify for benefits if it can be linked to workplace exposure. View a list of major diagnoses commonly found in former atomic and uranium workers. If your illness is not on the list and you would like to find out if it could be from work exposure, contact your local benefits specialist.
Leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
Lung cancer (other than in-situ lung cancer)
Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s disease)
Bile duct cancer
Breast cancer(in females or males)
Liver cancer (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
Salivary gland cancer
Small intestine cancer
Urinary bladder cancer
“Nuclear Care Partners is great to work with. They’re very knowledgeable about the DOL filing process and the different illnesses that can be caused by exposure at the site. They know the EEOICPA inside and out so when someone needs help they can be a resource. I really appreciate them.”
Ross, Former Idaho National Laboratory Employee
“I had no idea about the program but Nuclear Care Partners told me all about it and helped me get the process started so I could file for benefits. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant because I’m a laid back country boy and I’ve always done everything my way. But they helped me get the ball rolling and suggested a couple of advocates to help me get my white card and they supported me through the process 100%.”
Jerry, Former Savannah River Site Worker
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