US Department of Labor offers benefits information for current, former nuclear weapons workers, enrolled medical providers at Aiken event
AIKEN, SC – The U.S. Department of Labor will host an outreach event on June 2, 2022, in Aiken to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims.
This event is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.
WHO: Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation
WHAT: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Outreach Event
WHERE: Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW, Aiken, SC 29801
WHEN: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Presentations (all times are EDT)
- 9 a.m.: Joint Outreach Task Group
- 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Staff availability
- 1 p.m.: Medical Benefits
- 1-4 p.m.: Staff availability
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 nuclear weapons 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, the program has paid more than $1.74 billion in compensation and medical benefits to claimants living in South Carolina and more than $21.2 billion nationwide. For more information about this event, or for help filing a claim, call the Savannah River Resource Center toll-free at 866-666-4606.
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.