U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Division of Energy Employees Occupational
Illness Compensation
Washington, DC 20210
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BULLETIN NO. 19-04

 

 

Issue Date:   June 13, 2019

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Effective Date: June 13, 2019

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Expiration Date: June 13, 2020

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Subject:  Updated Exhibit to Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual Chapter 26 – FAB Decisions 

 

Background:  With the February 8, 2019 publication of the final rule updating regulations governing the administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), a new process for authorizing in-home health care exists.  Due to this update, the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) must update an attachment (Notice Regarding Home and Residential Health Care), included with Exhibit 26-2, Medical Benefits Letter.  Additionally, DEEOIC is updating the exhibit to include a new form, Form EE-17A.  The Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) provides this medical benefits information to claimants receiving a final decision accepting work-related medical conditions.

  

References:  Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual Version 3.1.

 

Purpose:  To provide updated Exhibit 26.2 to the Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual Chapter 26 – FAB Decisions.

 

Applicability: All staff.

 

Actions:

 

1. DEEOIC claims staff are to cease using Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual Version 3.1 Exhibit 26-2, and discard any remaining copies of all documents contained in that exhibit.  This bulletin provides a new version of Exhibit 26-2, with new forms and letters that FAB is to attach to all final decisions accepting a medical condition.  DEEOIC staff are to replace the prior version, in its entirety, with the updated Exhibit 26.2 (Attachment 1).  

  

Disposition: Retain until incorporated in the Federal (EEOICPA) Procedure Manual.

 

 

 

RACHEL P. LEITON

Director, Division of Energy Employees

Occupational Illness Compensation

 

Attachment 1 – Exhibit 26-2Sample Medical Benefits Letter, Notice Regarding Home and Residential Health Care, Form EE-17A, Form OWCP-915, Form OWCP-957.

  

Distribution List No. 1: Claims Examiners, Supervisory Claims Examiners, Technical Assistants, Customer Service Representatives, Fiscal Officers, FAB District Managers, Operation Chiefs, Hearing Representatives, and District Office Mail and File Sections