News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Will Help Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Central Falls, Rhode Island, November 5, 2019

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an energy outreach event to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

WHAT: Energy Outreach Event

WHERE: Adams Public Library
205 Central Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
10:30 a.m. ̶ 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. ̶  5:00 p.m.

The Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs 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, and illness due to toxic substance exposure. Survivors of eligible employees may also be entitled to compensation.

To date, eligible claimants have received more than $16.5 billion in compensation and medical benefits. For more information about the upcoming Energy Outreach Event, or to get help filing a claim, contact the Department’s New York Resource Center toll-free at 800-941-3943. 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.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Date
October 15, 2019
Release Number
19-1778-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis
Contact: Denisha Braxton
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