Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation

Part B provides lump-sum monetary payments and medical benefits to covered employees and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees, of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors.

Part B also provides lump-sum payments
and medical benefits to individuals found eligible by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and, where applicable, to their survivors.

Part E of the Act provides variable lump-sum payments (based on a worker"s permanent impairment and/or calendar years of qualifying wage-loss) and medical benefits for covered DOE contractor employees and, where applicable, provides variable lump-sum payments to survivors of such employees (based on a worker"s death due to a covered illness and either 10 or 20 calendar years of qualifying wage-loss).

Part E also provides these same payments and benefits to uranium miners, millers and ore transporters covered by section 5 of RECA and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - None.

Persons are encouraged to communicate with the district offices of the Office of Workers" Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC).

Contact information is available at the following website: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/law/JurisdictionMap.htm.
Website Address

http://www.dol.gov