News Brief

Assistance in Bridgeton, Missouri for current, former nuclear weapons workers, families, survivors to claim benefits, check claim status
US Labor Department representatives will staff two-day event, March 29-30

Event: The U.S. Department of Labor will host a two-day outreach event for current and former nuclear weapons workers, and their families and survivors in Bridgeton, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30.

Background: Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Denver District Office staff will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and the medical benefits available under the program. After the presentations, Denver District Office and Paducah Resource Center staff will be available to help individuals file new claims and provide claimants with status updates on their existing claims.

When: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Where:
The International Union of Operating Engineers Hall – Local 513
3449 Hollenberg Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Times:
9 a.m. CDT – Presentation
10 a.m. - 12 noon CDT – Staff availability
1-4 p.m. CDT – Staff availability                

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees whose work in the nuclear weapons industry made them ill. Survivors of qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits. To date, $193.1 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits has been paid to 1,789 Missouri claimants, while more than $12.2 billion has been paid nationwide. For additional information on this outreach event, or to schedule an appointment for assistance in filing a claim, contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Paducah Resource Center toll-free at 866-534-0599.

OWCP News Brief: 
03/15/2016
Media Contact Name: 

Amanda McClure

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
16-505-NAT