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Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)

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Medical Benefits

Below are the head notes for the FAB decisions and orders relating to the topic heading, Medical Benefits. The head notes are grouped under the following subheadings: Date of commencement, Entitlement to, and Termination of. To view a particular decision or order in its entirety, click on the hyperlink for that decision or order at the end of the head note.

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  • FAB issued a final decision on October 29, 2002, awarding beneficiary medical benefits and periodic monitoring for his beryllium sensitivity. On June 4, 2003, he joined a tort suit against a beryllium vendor alleging both occupational and non-occupational exposures resulting in beryllium sensitivity. Section 7385d(c) explicitly bars further receipt of benefits under Part B by any beneficiary who files a tort suit covered under ß 7385d(d) after April 30, 2003, if that date is more than 30 months after the diagnosis of a covered beryllium disease. In this case it was, since beneficiary was first diagnosed with beryllium sensitivity on March 6, 1998, and 30 months after that date was September 6, 2000. Accordingly, he was no longer entitled to any benefits effective June 4, 2003, the date he joined the covered tort suit. EEOICPA Fin. Dec. No. 5781-2002 (Depít of Labor, September 12, 2006).