DO's Role in EEOICPA
DOL manages both Part B and Part E of EEOICPA as well as deciding which claims are paid through their Final Adjudication Branch.
Part B of the EEOICPA compensates current or former employees (or their survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors, who were diagnosed with a radiogenic cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity, or chronic silicosis.
Part E of the EEOICPA (enacted October 28, 2004) compensates DOE contractor and subcontractor employees, eligible survivors of such employees, and uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters as defined by RECA Section 5, for any occupational illnesses that are causally linked to toxic exposures in the DOE or mining work environment.
Department of Justice also provides compensation to individuals (or their eligible survivors) awarded benefits under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
DOL DEEOIC Central Mail Room
PO BOX 8306
London, KY 40742-8306
Accommodation: (303) 462-6401
CEO Contact Bob
CFO Contact Sue
Office Locations 3
The DEEOIC maintains
four district offices nationwide that process claims
under the EEOICPA. District offices are located in
Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Jacksonville,
Florida; and Seattle, Washington, with jurisdiction
based on the location of the employee’s last employment.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) established 11 Resource Centers nationwide to assist workers and their families apply for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Resource Centers are located in Livermore, California; Westminster, Colorado; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Paducah, Kentucky; Espanola, New Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; Buffalo, New York; Portsmouth, Ohio; North Augusta, South Carolina; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Richland, Washington.
- DEEOIC Procedure Manual
- Site Exposure Matrix
- Payment Statistics
- DOL Decisions
- DOL Federal Register Notices
- DEEOIC Forms
- DEEOIC Regulations
- DEEOIC Actuarial Reports
- DEEOIC Contract Medical Consultant Audits
- DEEOIC Accountability Reviews
- DEEOIC Staff Training Materials
- DEEOIC Energy Document Portal
- DEEOIC Outreach PowerPoints
- DEEOIC Top Part E Medical Conditions Filed from 2016-September 2019
The principle function of each district office is to review claims to determine eligibility for benefits. Once the district office receives a claim, the claims examiner (CE) reviews the evidence submitted. Once appropriate development of a case file has been completed, a recommended decision is issued. The recommended decision is a preliminary finding of the district office, and includes a statement of the case, findings of fact, conclusions of law, and claimant rights of action. Each claimant is given the opportunity to object to the findings contained in the recommended decision within 60 days of issuance.
There are eleven Resource Centers across the country. Resource Centers can:
- Explain what compensation and benefits are available
- Help claimant fill out their claim application
- Explain how to file claims for wage loss and impairment under Part E
- Help claimants with forms and the Occupational History Questionnaire
- Provide updates on claim status
- Submit documents to DEEOIC
- Explain medical benefits
- Help complete medical and travel reimbursement forms for out of pocket expenses
- Help resolve medical billing problems
- Help medical providers enroll in EEOICPA
- Help with prior authorization, home health care, durable medical equpment and non-local travel for covered conditions
Congress created the Office of the Ombudsman in
October 2004 to provide information and to address the
concerns of claimants and potential claimants relating
to the benefits available under the Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
The Office also submits an Annual Report to Congress in
which we set forth the numbers and types of complaints,
grievances, and requests for assistance received by the
Office and provide an assessment of the most common
difficulties encountered by claimants and potential
claimants during the year.
We encourage claimants and potential claimants who have comments or questions concerning the EEOICPA to contact our office. In addition, our staff travels around the country to meet with claimants and potential claimants to hear their concerns and to assist them with their claims. Please let us know what we can do to help.
Mailing Address:U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
1-877-OMBUDME or 1-877-662-8363
The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health will advise the Secretary of Labor with respect to technical aspects of the EEOICPA program:
- the site exposure matrices of the Department of Labor;
- medical guidance for claims examiners for claims under this subtitle with respect to the weighing of the medical evidence of claimants;
- evidentiary requirements for claims under subtitle B related to lung disease; and
- the work of industrial hygienists and staff physicians and consulting physicians of the Department and reports of such hygienists and physicians to ensure quality, objectivity, and consistency.
Ms. Carrie Rhoads, OWCP,
Room S–3524, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20210
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