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Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)

The Director of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation issues a statement regarding the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers

WASHINGTON – Rachel P. Leiton, Director of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC), part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, issues the following statement regarding the October 30, 2015, National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers:

“As the October 30th National Day of Remembrance approaches, I would like to take this time to thank all those individuals who have built our country’s nuclear defense program and their families. The nuclear weapons worker community made great sacrifices in an effort to build this country’s nuclear defense program and they deserve our thanks, appreciation, and gratitude. I encourage those workers who became ill due to their work to apply for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The compensation available under the program may help lessen the hardships some seriously ill workers and their families are now facing.”

To assist individuals regardless of where they live, DEEOIC has established 11 stationary resource centers located nationwide that provide an initial point-of-contact for individuals interested in filing a claim under the EEOICPA. Resource center staff provide assistance both in-person and over the telephone. For a listing of each resource center or to obtain additional information about how to file a claim under the EEOICPA, call toll-free at (866) 888-3322 or visit DEEOIC’s website at: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/.