News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Town Hall for Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers in Paducah, Kentucky

PADUCAH, KY – The U.S. Department of Labor and the Joint Outreach Task Group will host a town hall meeting in Paducah, Kentucky, on June 20, 2019, to discuss the benefits available to current and former nuclear weapons workers from covered facilities, and their families, under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

Town Hall for Current and  Former Nuclear Weapons Workers in Paducah, Kentucky

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), including the Offices of the Ombudsman for both the Department of Labor and NIOSH, will provide information, answer questions, provide claim status updates, and help individuals file new claims. Search a list of covered facilities.

The event will include two presentations: a morning session for claimants and authorized representatives, and an afternoon session for medical providers. The presentations will cover claim adjudication, regulations, wage loss, impairment, medical benefits, durable medical equipment, home health care, and requests for vehicle or housing modifications.

WHAT: Outreach Event on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Benefits

WHERE: Emerging Technology Center
5100 Alben Barkley Drive, Room 109
Paducah, KY 42002

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Presentation for:
Claimants/Authorized Representatives: 9:00 a.m. CDT
Medical Providers: 1:00 p.m. CDT

Staff availability: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

WHO: Medical providers and current and former employees of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant or any facility involved in nuclear weapons production

This event is open to the public. Services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more or schedule a claim-filing appointment, call 866-534-0599.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former nuclear weapons workers whose illness is the result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. The program has paid more than $807 million in compensation and medical benefits to claimants living in Kentucky, and more than $16.3 billion nationwide.

Agency
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Date
June 11, 2019
Release Number
19-0837-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis
Contact: Denisha Braxton
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