The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted to provide compensation and medical benefits to employees who worked at certain Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, including contractors and subcontractors at those locations, and certain of its vendors.
Adjudication of issues pertaining to all claims for benefits under the EEOICPA is the responsibility of the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is supported in its role by the DOE, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The DOL has also established Resource Centers around the country to provide information about the EEOICPA and to assist the public with claim filing. To locate the Resource Center nearest you, please call toll free (866) 888-3322 or visit the DOL's webpage on its Resource Centers.
For those individuals who are seeking information about the state workers compensation assistance program that was administered by the DOE under Part D of EEOICPA, that program was abolished in an amendment enacted on October 28, 2004. The claims filed under the Part D program have been transferred to DOL for consideration to the benefits that are now available under Part E. If you are seeking information about your claim, please contact the DOL.
The DOE ROLE
The DOE provides worker and facility records and data to the DOL to help in their decision-making and in support of the administration of the EEOICPA. In addition, DOE maintains a list of facilities covered under the EEOICPA. This list is published in the Federal Register and is periodically updated.
In addition to periodic publication of the list in the Federal Register, the DOE also maintains the searchable Covered Facility Database. This database contains additional information pertaining to each of the facilities noted in the Federal Register, including years of activity and a general overview of what the facility did.
The Department welcomes comments or additional information regarding the facilities covered under EEOICPA. When new information supports new listings or expanded time periods, updates are made accordingly. Contact Information:
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