ESA News Release: [01/15/2002]
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Contact Name: Quinta Buker
Phone Number: (202) 693-0399
Release Number: USDL 01
New Toll-Free Numbers for Nuclear Energy Compensation Program District Offices in Jacksonville, Cleveland, Denver and Seattle
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labors Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program has four new toll-free numbers for individuals to call for information on the program, help in filing claims, questions about the status of claims, and other questions related to the nuclear energy compensation program. The new toll-free numbers are for the following four district offices:
Jacksonville, Florida 1-877-336-4272
Cleveland, Ohio 1-888-859-7211
Denver, Colorado 1-888-805-3389
Seattle, Washington 1-888-805-3401
The nuclear energy compensation program was passed in October 2000. The law provides $150,000 in lump-sum compensation as well as related medical expenses to workers who became seriously ill from exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working in the nuclear weapons industry for the Department of Energy, including its contractors and subcontractors. Compensation will also be available to some survivors and to uranium employees who are eligible for benefits under Section Five of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
Information about the law can be found on the Labor Departments website at www.dol.gov.
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