What is EECAP?

EECAP's history, accomplishments, and plans

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When a worker becomes ill or dies from radiation or toxic chemicals used on the job the lives of many people are changed.

The slides at the right tell the story of the Goode family.

 

 

What is EECAP?

How EECAP started

EECAP began in 2005 when Deb Goode Jerison began helping her mother, who had first applied for EEOICPA compensation in 2001, with her claim.  Deb was appalled at the level of technical expertise and complicated information NIOSH and DOL expected her mother, an 80-year-old in poor health, to be able to provide.  Deb dug in and learned as much as she could about the process.  Soon other people began asking for her help with their claims.  In 2007 EECAP was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Only after Mrs. Goode's death in 2008 was the Goode Part E claim paid.  While Mrs. Goode lived long enough to know the compensation was coming, she died before she received any benefit from the compensation. Jerison used part of the Part E compensation to fund EECAP.  In 2011, after ten years of work, the Goode family received Part B compensation when a private doctor identified a compensable medical condition in old medical records which DOL had on file since 2005.

 

How EECAP Helps

  • Provide EEOICPA information on EECAP website
  • Analyze EEOICPA data
  • Assisting claimants evaluate their claims
  • Answering questions about EEOICPA
  • Researching information about EEOICPA facilities.
  • Providing information about how DOL adjudicates claims.
  • Teaching steps needed to submit a successful claim
  • Helping claimants gather information
  • "Translating" DOL and NIOSH letters for claimants
  • Referring claimants to attorneys, advocates, doctors, or agencies with specialized knowledge to support their claims
  • Assisting other advocates and agencies help claimants
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    What EECAP has accomplished so far

  • Payments of $2,472,651 to claimants
  • Assisted claimants nationwide
  • Developed webpages for 93 EEOICPA facilities in 11 states
  • Developed interactive maps which give statistics by state, district office, and facility
  • Added pages for ANWAG, Beryllium Disease, Videos, DOE Contractors, Final and Recommended Decisions, DOL Experts Reports
  • Added EECAP and ANWAG blogs
  • Added ANWAG/EECAP Facebook group page, Twitter feed, and YouTube Channel
  • Caused DOL to change the Dayton Project from an AWE to a DOE site so claimants can file for Part E coverage
  • Provided DOL's contractor with documentation of chemicals and jobs at the Dayton Project and Mound for the SEM
  • Provided DOL with proof that other sources of tritium exposure qualifies claimants for Mound SEC claims
  • Caused DOL to remove Freddy Krueger and similar names as claimants in their Claims Examiner Training Manual
  • Added 1,800 documents to EECAP's DOE document database
  • Indexed 7,560 documents in EECAP's DOE document database
  • Requested and received information from FOIA requests
  • Appealed DOL's denial of 13 FOIA fee waiver requests
  • Developed concise brochures and fact sheets on elements of EEOICPA
  • Developed surveys documenting problems with EEOICPA and provided the information to the public, Congress, DOL and NIOSH
  • Provided the Mound Museum with documents
  • Provided Congress with information on EEOICPA
  • Provided information to the National Academy of Sciences for their review of DOL's administration of EEOICPA  

     

    What EECAP is working on

  • Creating webpages for all EEOICPA facilities
  • Updating the interactive maps monthly
  • Analyzing 1,500 Industrial Hygienist and Toxicologist Reports and adding to webpage
  • Using social media more effectively to educate the public about the US nuclear weapons program
  • Adding webpages of DOL documents to the website
  • Index 1,500 documents for EECAP's database
  • How you can help

  • Donate financially to EECAP!
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