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OWCP News Release: [07/11/2013]
Contact Name: Adriano Llosa
Phone Number: (202) 693-4686
Email Address: llosa.adriano.t@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-1321-CHI

Town hall meetings in Portsmouth, Ohio, to assist nuclear weapons workers
scheduled for July 17, 2013

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Labor will host two town hall meetings on July 17 in Portsmouth to provide information about the medical benefits provided under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

The EEOICPA was created to assist individuals who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. At the town hall meetings, specific information will be discussed concerning home health care services and the Privacy Act. Staff from the department’s Portsmouth Resource Center will be available the same day to assist individuals with the filing of claims under the EEOICPA.

The department works with physicians who have enrolled in the program, home health care providers and approved beneficiaries to ensure that the medical benefits afforded under the EEOICPA are handled in a fair and expeditious manner. The EEOICPA is administered by the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, part of the department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

To date, $716 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits has been paid to claimants living in Ohio, while more than $9.5 billion has been paid nationwide. For additional information about the upcoming town hall meetings, or to schedule an appointment for claim filing assistance, contact the department’s Portsmouth Resource Center toll-free at 866-363-6993. These events are open to the public, and registration is not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

TOWN HALL MEETING
DATE/TIMES:


Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. EDT

EXTENDED RESOURCE
CENTER TIMES:


9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

LOCATION:

Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall Local #577
1236 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

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