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Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)

Significant Decisions and Orders

The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has made available on-line the most significant decisions and orders of the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) on claims seeking benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). FAB is the separate branch within DEEOIC that is responsible for issuing final agency decisions on such claims.

The adjudicatory procedures followed by DEEOIC to determine a claimant’s entitlement to EEOICPA benefits involve a two-step decisional process. First, one of DEEOIC’s four district offices issues a recommended decision on a claim. Then, the district office’s recommendation is forwarded to FAB, which, after considering any objections to the recommended decision that have been filed by the claimant and conducting a hearing, if requested to do so by the claimant, issues the actual final decision on the claim. FAB can also issue an order remanding the claim to the district office for further development, if necessary, as well as orders granting or denying requests for reconsideration of its final decision on a claim. If a claimant does not file a request for reconsideration after a final decision on the claim has been issued by FAB, all administrative review opportunities available to the claimant are considered to be exhausted, and a claimant who disagrees with the final agency decision can seek judicial review of that decision in federal court.

To access the significant decisions and orders available on this site, click on the following link—“To Decisions and Orders.