Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC)
Outreach in Oak Ridge, Tennessee - Staff from the DEEOIC National Office (NO) hosted an outreach event at the New Hope Center in Oak Ridge, TN on April 24, 2019. Representatives from the Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Offices of the Ombudsman to both NIOSH and DOL presented information, as well on their roles in the Program. The EEOICPA is administered by the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC).
Current/former employees, or their survivors of Y-12 or any facility involved in nuclear weapons industry, who developed radiation-induced cancer was encouraged to attend. Staff from the Jacksonville District Office and the Oak Ridge Resource Center were available between the hours of 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, to assist individuals with filing new claims, filing for new conditions, and provide claim status updates on existing EEOICPA claims. Between than 95 – 110 people attended the event, 2 new claims were taken, and there were between 20-25 claim status checks.