Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Act
The mission of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program is to deliver benefits to eligible employees and former employees of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors or to certain survivors of such individuals, as provided in the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The mission also includes delivering benefits to certain beneficiaries of Section five of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
What the EEOICPA program does
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program provides benefits authorized by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA or Act). Part B of the Program went into effect on July 31, 2001 and Part E of the Program went into effect on October 29, 2004. The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Program is responsible for adjudicating and administering claims filed by employees or former employee or certain qualified survivors of the Act.
The Department of Energy role in EEOICPA
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.
For additional information regarding the facilities covered under EEOICPA please contact:
U. S. Department of Energy
Office Environment, Safety and Health
Office of Health Services(EH-54)
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D. C. 2058