Department of Labor/EEOICPA

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) began on July 31, 2002 with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) implementation of Part B.  Part E implementation began on October 28, 2004.  Part B of the EEICPA provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former workers who have been diagnosed with cancers, beryllium disease or chronic silicosis, and whose illness was caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while working directly for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its contractors or subcontractors, a designated Atomic Weapons Employer, or beryllium vendor.  Part E of the EEOICPA provides federal compensation and medical benefits to DOE contractors and subcontractors who worked at covered facilities and sustained an illness as a result of exposure to toxic substances.

DOL established 11 Resource Centers nationwide to assist workers and their families apply for benefits under the EEOICPA.  The Resource Center staff provides valuable information about the claims process to claimants and assist claimants in completing the necessary forms to file an EEOICPA claim.  The Resource Center staff can also provide assistance either in-person or over the telephone, and thus are able to assist individuals who are outside the immediate geographical area.  The complete list of Resource Centers, including regional jurisdiction, contact information, and toll-free numbers can be found at http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy or call toll free at (866) 888-3322.

Savannah River Resource enter

1708-B Bunting Drive

North Augusta, SC 29841

866-666-4606/803-279-2728