EEOICPA Blogs

Understanding the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC)

Posted by: Admin on October 21, 2013

Our firm represents clients who worked in jobs developing weapons, testing nuclear power and acting in other capacities under the Department of Energy (DOE) and related agencies. As we discussed in an earlier blog, employees, contractors, subcontractors and certain survivors of these workers may be eligible for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation...

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Proving Your Beryllium Exposure Claim under the EEOICPA

Posted by: Admin on May 9, 2013

Beryllium sensitivity and chronic beryllium disease are two of the diseases eligible for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. When seeking compensation, employees, contractors or subcontractors working at Department of Energy facilities first must establish they were employed at the facility while beryllium particles or fumes may have been present. Next,…

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Medical Conditions Covered Under the EEOICPA

Posted by: Admin on April 30, 2013

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) provides benefits for workers’ illnesses related to their exposure to radiation or toxic substances while working at a Department of Energy facility as an employee, contractor or subcontractor. According to Benefits.gov, there are four diseases that qualify employees, contractors or subcontractors for benefits under the EEOICPA:…

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Who Can Receive Benefits Under the EEOICPA?

Posted by: Admin on April 23, 2013

Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), eligible employees may receive compensation if they are suffering from beryllium disease. But who are the eligible employees and how much do they get paid? Benefits.gov points out that there are two benefits programs under the EEOICPA. Part B Part B provides compensation and medical…

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How to Adjudicate a Claim Under the EEOICPA

Posted by: Admin on April 2, 2013

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) provides benefits to eligible employees who suffer from beryllium disease under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. EEOICPA claims can be filed with the Department of Labor online or an applicant can contact an Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Resource Center to find…

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Identifying EEOICPA Radiation and Toxic Exposures

Posted by: Admin on January 15, 2013

he Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) benefits Department of Energy (DOE) workers, who experienced exposure to radiation and other toxic substances. At Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., LPA, we have handled EEOICPA cases throughout Ohio, and strive to expedite your claim and quickly bring you the benefits you’re entitled to. The 22…

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Nuclear Plant Workers: Your Rights under EEOICPA

Posted by: Admin on September 25, 2012

If you worked in one of the country’s atomic weapons programs during the Cold War, you may have developed a serious illness because of it. Even if you didn’t work with atomic weapons directly, you may have lost a family member to premature death due to his or her exposure to harmful substances. In June…

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