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 Department of Labor Information

 

DOL Offices-Francis Perkins Building, DCDOL Information

DOL manages both Part B and Part E of EEOICPA as well as deciding which claims are paid through their Final Adjudication Branch.

Working on an EEOICPA claim can be extremely tedious and frustrating especially when you feel you don't have all the information you need to do a good job.  EEOICPA is an extremely complex program with many different requirements.  EECAP is posting some references from DOL to try and fill some of the gaps claimants and advocates run across when working on a claim.

 

Final Circular 15-05

On December 17, 2014 DEEOIC published Final Circular Number 15-05, Occupational Exposure Guidance Relating to Asbestos.  Final Circulars are meant to provide DEEOIC staff members with guidance on how to administer claims.  Advocates are concerned that this circular will prevent some valid claims from being paid.

  • Job Titles in 15-05 which allow a Claims Examiner to approve a claim.
  • Historical Job Titles which have been used to approve a claim before 15-05 was released.
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    Approved Asbestos-related Illness Cases reported by Job Title before Final Circular 15-05 went into effect

    See for yourself.  Hover the cursor over each of the circles in the two graphs below to show the percentage of claims approved for each job title before and after Final Circular 15-05 was released.

    Approved Asbestos-related Illness Cases reported by Job Title after Final Circular 15-05 went into effect

    See for yourself.  Hover the cursor over each of the circles in the two graphs below to show the percentage of claims approved for each job title before and after Final Circular 15-05 was released.

     

    Physician Lists from DOL District Offices

  • 2012, 2nd Quarter - ACS DEEOIC Medical Providers
  • 2013, September Consolidated District Office Impairment Physician List
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    DOL's website

    DOL offers quite a bit of information about the administration of EEOICPA on their website.  However some DOL information is harder to find.  Here are some additional resources claimants and advocates might find useful.

     

    DOL's EEOICPA Videos

  • DOL: Office of the Ombudsman for EEOICPA--Malcolm Nelson
  • DOL: Role in EEOICPA, Part B and Part E--Rachel Leiton
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    DOL Ombudsman's Office

    The Office of the Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program was created in 2004 to provide information and address claimants' concerns.  The Ombudsman also submits Annual Reports to Congress

     

    DOL Part E Flow Chart

    This DOL flow chart shows how a Part E claim progresses through DOL.

     

     Uranium Mills added as DOE facilities

    DOL announced that 17 uranium mills have been added as DOE facilities.  Workers from these sites are eligible to apply for parts B and E benefits under EEOICPA.  In addition Vitro Manufacturing, Durango Colorado's Uranium Mill,  and Monticello Utah's Uranium Mill have had their covered periods extended.  Thanks to ANWAG the story has been picked up by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

     

    B-Read X-Ray problems

    Recently there has been some confusion within EEOICPA on whether certain x-ray reports are valid or not.  Some claimants have had their "b-reads" refused if the technician did not sign the report.  NIOSH's Dr. Howard clarified the issue  for ANWAG.  If you have had this problem, please contact ANWAG or EECAP for help.

     

     

     

     

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