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2006 Second Annual Report — Appendices

Compilation of Comments by Subject/Issue by the Office of the Ombudsman
from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006

STATUTORY ISSUES (91 comments)

Limitations on Survivor Eligibility

52 comments

Definition of a Covered DOE Facility

11 comments

The Statutory Provisions Governing Special Exposure Cohorts

 

Result in Disparity

11 comments

Qualified Claimant’s Death Prior to Award May

 

Nullify Claim or Reduce Compensation

6 comments

Miscellaneous Inquiries and Comments

11 comments

 

REGULATORY, POLICY AND PROCEDURAL ISSUES (160 comments)

Difficulties Retrieving Employment, Exposure and Medical Records

64 comments

Difficulties in Proving Causation Issues

65 comments

Regulatory Restrictions on Challenges to Dose Reconstruction

16 comments

Miscellaneous Inquiries and Comments

15 comments

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OR MISCELLANOUS ISSUES (1070 comments)

Concerns about Claimant Interactions with DEEOIC Personnel

62 comments

Requests for Assistance in Understanding Communications

56 comments

The Processing of Claims Has Taken and Will Take Too Much Time

57 comments

Locating Experts

26 comments

DEEOIC Personnel and Resource Centers Sometimes

 

Provide or Use Incorrect or Incomplete Information

23 comments

Medical Benefits Issues

38 comments

Difficulties in Obtaining Copies of Evidence from DEEOIC

13 comments

Miscellaneous Inquiries and Comments

795 comments

   

TOTAL

1,321 comments

Note: Some of the comments we receive come from individuals such as attorneys and other authorized representatives, Former Worker Program grantee staff, Congressional staff, and claimants who are trying to help their fellow claimants with claims. It should be understood that these individuals are raising issues which potentially affect many people beyond themselves and that information provided to them reaches an even wider audience.


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