The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted in October 2000.

Part B of the EEOICPA, effective on July 31, 2001, compensates current or former employees (or their survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors, who were diagnosed with a radiogenic cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity, or chronic silicosis, as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while employed at covered facilities.

Image of Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard with letter dated August 2, 1939 to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and an image of "WAR ENDS"

Beginning of the nuclear age and ending of WWII

Part E of the EEOICPA (enacted October 28, 2004) compensates DOE contractor and subcontractor employees, eligible survivors of such employees, and uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters as defined by RECA Section 5, for any occupational illnesses that are causally linked to toxic exposures in the DOE or mining work environment.

PARTNER AGENCIES ROLES

US Department of Labor (DOL)

  • DOL is responsible for the adjudication of issues pertaining to all claims for benefits under the EEOICPA.
  • The DOL is supported in its role by the DOE, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • DOL Resource and Contact Information
  • DOL Resource Centers are located around the country to provide information and assistance to the public with claim filing.

US Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE CONTACT INFORMATION AND RELATED LINKS

U. S. Department of Energy
Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support (AU-14)
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D. C. 20585

- EHSS Worker Health and Safety
- DOE Medical Screening for Former Workers

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gregory Lewis, Program Manager