News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Medical Benefits Meetings In New Mexico for Former and Current Nuclear Weapons Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor will hold informational meetings in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for former and current nuclear weapons workers and their survivors on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to eligible employees and former employees for occupational illnesses related to work exposures while employed at covered facilities. Eligible survivors may also be entitled to compensation. A searchable list of the covered facilities is available here.

Staff from the Department’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) will be available to assist eligible applicants in filing new claims or checking the status of existing claims. Additionally, federal representatives from the Joint Outreach Task Group – of which the Department is a member – as well as staff from the Seattle District Office of the Department’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation and of its Espanola Resource Center will be available to assist individuals filing new EEOICPA claims.

WHAT: Outreach Event on EEOICPA benefits

WHERE:The Lodge at Santa Fe
750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MST – Staff availability
5:00 p.m. MST – EEOICPA Presentation

For additional information about this outreach event please visit https://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/Outreach/UpcomingNM_111517.htm and to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact DEEOIC’s Espanola Resource Center toll-free at (866) 272-3622.

Editor’s note: News media interested in attending this event should contact Amy Louviere or Amanda Kraft using the information below.

OWCP News Release: 
11/13/2017
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Amy Louviere

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Amanda Kraft

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17-1500-NAT