WHAT IS THE EEOICPA?

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) provides former atomic and uranium workers with compensation and no-cost medical benefits if they’ve developed a serious illness as a result of workplace exposure to toxic chemicals or radiation. Survivors of eligible workers may also be entitled to benefits.

WHY WAS IT CREATED?

In 2000, the EEOICPA was signed into law in Executive Order 13179, which states:

Since World War II, hundreds of thousands of men and women have served their nation in building its nuclear defense. In the course of their work, they overcame previously unimagined scientific and technical challenges. Thousands of these courageous Americans, however, paid a high price for their service, developing disabling or fatal illnesses as a result of exposure to beryllium, ionizing radiation, and other hazards unique to nuclear weapons production and testing. Too often these workers were neither adequately protected from, nor informed of, the occupational hazards to which they were exposed… While the Nation can never fully repay these workers or their families, they deserve recognition

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

There are two parts to the EEOICPA Benefits: Part B and Part E.

PART B
QUALIFICATIONS
  • If your EEOICPA claim is approved for:
  • Cancer
  • Silicosis
  • Chronic Beryllium Disease
  • Beryllium Sensitivity (Medical monitoring only – no monetary compensation)
BENEFITS
  • $150,000 as a lump sum payment
  • Free medical coverage for life for your approved illness
PART E
QUALIFICATIONS
  • If your EEOICPA claim is approved for:
  • Any potential work-related illness not covered under Part B.
BENEFITS
  • Up to $250,000 in a lump sum payment
  • $2,500 for every 1% of impairment
  • Wage loss compensation ($10,000 or $15,000 per year of eligible wage loss)
  • Free medical coverage for life for your approved illness

Talk to a Benefits Specialist to see if you qualify

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