OWCP News Release: [10/05/2012]
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US Department of Labor’s California Resource Center moves to new location
Center helps nuclear weapons workers and their families file EEOICPA claims
WASHINGTON The California Resource Center of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, is moving to a new location at 7027 Dublin Blvd., Suite 150, Dublin, Calif. 94568, effective Oct. 9. The DEEOIC has 11 resource centers nationwide to assist workers with applying for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
The California Resource Center’s staff members work closely with claimants in the state to provide valuable information about the EEOICPA claims process, and help them complete all necessary claim forms that are filed with a DEEOIC district office. In an effort to inform as many potential claimants as possible about eligibility for benefits, the staff has reached out to local unions, medical providers and workers at various covered U.S. Department of Energy facilities, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
On July 31, 2001, the Labor Department began administering Part B of the EEOICPA. Part B covers current and former workers diagnosed with cancer, beryllium disease or silicosis caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working directly for the DOE, that department’s contractors or subcontractors, a designated Atomic Weapons Employer or a beryllium vendor. Individuals or their survivors found eligible under Part B may receive a lump sum compensation payment of $150,000 and medical expenses for their covered conditions. Part E, created by an amendment to the EEOICPA on Oct. 28, 2004, and also administered by the Labor Department, provides federal compensation and medical benefits to DOE contractors and subcontractors who worked at covered facilities during a covered time period and sustained an illness as a result of exposure to toxic substances.
It is the Labor Department’s goal to disseminate information concerning EEOICPA benefits to potentially eligible claimants across the country. To date, the Labor Department has delivered more than $338.1 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits to 3,196 eligible claimants living in California, and more than $8.5 billion nationwide. For additional information about the EEOICPA or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact the California Resource Center toll-free at 866-606-6302 or visit the DEEOIC’s website at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy.