Part B

EEOICPA Part B deals with compensation of $150,000 and payment of medical expenses. The following information was obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor website on June 17, 2016. A link to the website is provided below.

Expenses from the date a claim is filed is available to:

    • Employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its contractors or subcontractors, and atomic weapons employers with radiation-induced cancer if:

      • the employee developed cancer after working at a covered facility of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors; and

      • the employee’s cancer is determined at least as likely as not related to that employment in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, or

      • the employee is determined to be a member of the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) (employees who worked at least 250 days before February 1, 1992, for the Department of Energy or its contractors or subcontractors at one or more of the three Gaseous Diffusion Plants located at Oak Ridge, TN, Paducah, KY or Portsmouth, OH, or who were exposed to radiation related to certain underground nuclear tests at Amchitka, AK, or who qualify as a member of one of the additional SEC classes added by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as provided for under the Act) and developed one of certain specified cancers

    • Employees of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors, and designated beryllium vendors who worked at covered facilities where they were exposed to beryllium produced or processed for the Department of Energy who developed Chronic Beryllium Disease; and

    • Employees of the Department of Energy or its contractors and subcontractors who worked at least 250 days during the mining of tunnels at underground nuclear weapons tests sites in Nevada or Alaska and who developed chronic silicosis.

If the employee is no longer living, the compensation is payable to eligible survivors.

Compensation of $50,000 and payment of medical expenses from the date a claim is filed is available for :

  • Uranium workers (or their survivors) previously awarded benefits by the Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

Employees of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors who were exposed to beryllium on the job and now have beryllium sensitivity will receive medical monitoring to check for Chronic Beryllium Disease.

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Also see the DOL website:  Department of Labor