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OWCP News Release: [05/30/2013]
Contact Name: Adriano Llosa
Phone Number: (202) 693-4686
Email Address: llosa.adriano.t@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-1092-SEA

U.S. Department of Labor to host town hall meetings in Pasco, Wash., June 6, 2013, to assist nuclear weapons workers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor will host two town hall meetings on Thursday, June 6, in Pasco, Wash., at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. PDT, to provide information about the medical benefits provided under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees who became ill as a result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. At the town hall meetings, specific information will be discussed concerning home health care services and the Privacy Act. Staff from the department’s Hanford Resource Center will be available the same day to assist individuals with claim filing.

The department works with physicians who have enrolled in the program, home health care providers, and approved beneficiaries to ensure that the medical benefits afforded under the EEOICPA are handled in a fair manner. The EEOICPA is administered by the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation part of the department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

To date, $756.6 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits has been paid to claimants living in Washington, while more than $9.2 billion has been paid nationwide. For additional information about the upcoming town hall meetings, or to schedule an appointment for claim filing assistance, contact the Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014. This event is open to the public, and registration is not required. Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

TOWN HALL MEETING
DATE/TIMES:


Thursday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. PDT

EXTENDED RESOURCE
CENTER DATES/TIMES:


Thursday, June 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PDT

LOCATION:

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598
Union Hall
1328 N. Road 28
Pasco, Wash. 99301

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