OWCP News Release: [07/05/2019]
Contact Name: Laura McGinnis, Denisha Braxton
Phone Number: (202) 693-4653, (202) 693-5061
Email Address: mcginnis.laura.k@dol.gov, braxton.denisha.l@dol.gov
Release Number: 19-1224-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons
Workers File Claims in Pahrump, Nevada, on July 25

PAHRUMP, NV – The U.S. Department of Labor will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Pahrump, Nevada.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, which provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former workers whose illness results from working at a facility involved in nuclear weapons production. Covered illnesses include radiation-induced cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity, chronic silicosis, illness due to toxic substance exposure, and more. Some survivors of eligible employees may also be entitled to compensation.

To date, eligible claimants around the country have received more than $16.5 billion in compensation and medical benefits. For more information about the upcoming Traveling Resource Center, or to get help filing a claim, contact the Department’s Las Vegas Resource Center toll-free at 866-697-0841. This event is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.

The Department helps people file claims at 11 locations around the country, both in person and over the phone. Find a resource center near you.