Cold War Energy Workers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is EEOICPA? (official description)
A: The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA; “ee-okpah”) is the first new federal entitlement program for American workers since the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977. EEOICPA’s passage marked the end of a dark chapter in occupational health in America—the systematic denial of occupational illness compensation claims among workers in the factories and laboratories of the atomic bomb complex during the Cold War era.


Q: What is the difference between Part B and Part E?
A: Part B concerns cancers, all cancers, and must go to NIOSH for a dose reconstruction to estimate the potential dose exposure of employee to radiation at a facility.(DOE or AWE). After the dose is determined then DOL is required to run the Probability of causation, NIOSH-IREP. The current NIOSH IREP is 5.5.2. Part E is for any illness or death from plausible exposure to a toxic substance at a DOE facility. There is a broad range of illnesses that would be covered under Part E. According to the FAB policy, "there are no non-covered illnesses under Part E".


Q: How do I open a new claim?
A: TO OPEN A NEW CLAIM :
CALL: THE ENERGY EMPLOYEE'S COMPENSATION RESOURCE CENTER
1-866-666-4606
Click Here for detailed Information


Q: What do I do if My Claim has been denied and I have to reopen my claim?
A: TO REOPEN A CLAIM, YOU MUST HAVE NEW INFORMATION CONCERNING YOUR OLD CLAIM. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE NEW OR OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CLAIM, DO YOUR HOME WORK.  Click Here for detailed Information


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