U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS
DIVISION OF ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL
   ILLNESS COMPENSATION
FINAL ADJUDICATION BRANCH



COVERED EMPLOYEE:

[Name Deleted]

 

CLAIMANT:

[Name Deleted]

 

FILE NUMBER:

[Number Deleted]

 

DOCKET NUMBER:

22218-2003

 

DECISION DATE:

May 8, 2003

 

 

NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION

 

 

This is the decision of the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) concerning your claim for compensation under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 7384 et seq. (EEOICPA or the Act).  For the reasons stated below, your claim for pneumoconiosis is accepted.

 

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

 

On April 29, 2003, the District Office issued a recommended decision concluding that you had received an award under § 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, and that you are entitled to additional compensation in the amount of $50,000 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7384u(a) for pneumoconiosis, the medical condition for which you received an award under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.  The District Office’s recommended decision also concluded that pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7384t, you are entitled to medical benefits from January 29, 2002 for the treatment of pneumoconiosis.

 

On May 7, 2003, the Final Adjudication Branch received your written notification waiving any and all objections to the recommended decision.

 

CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

 

The undersigned has thoroughly reviewed the case record and recommended decision and finds that it is in accordance with the facts and the law in this case. It is the decision of the Final Adjudication Branch that your claim is accepted.

 

DENVER, CO

May 8, 2003

 

Janet R. Kapsin

Hearing Representative

Final Adjudication Branch