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U.S. Department of Labor to Host Outreach Event in St. Petersburg, Florida for Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an outreach event on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Florida, to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims.

WHAT: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Outreach Event

WHERE: South Community Library
2300 Roy Hanna Drive South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Staff Availability: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former U.S. Department of Energy workers (or their contractors and subcontractors) 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 any illness due to toxic substance exposure. Survivors of eligible employees may also be entitled to compensation.

To date, eligible claimants have received more than $17 billion in compensation and medical benefits. For more information about the upcoming outreach event, or to get help filing a claim, contact the department's Savannah River Resource Center toll-free at (866) 666-4606. 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
March 9, 2020
Release Number
20-278-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis
Contact: Denisha Braxton
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