In the ninth video of our EEOICPA series, Hugh thoroughly summarizes the history of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), which went into effect in 2000.
He explains how certain atomic-weapons workers who are suffering from illnesses such as Silicosis, Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD), or various cancers may qualify for compensation under the Act. First, a determination must be made that their employment at any of over three hundred Department of Energy (DOE) and Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) sites across the country is at least as likely as not to have caused their illness(es). So far, the EEOICPA has compensated employees—who worked at over 300 facilities—the amount of $10 billion—and in some cases, extraordinary medical benefits.
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EEOICPA is a very complex Act, please watch this video and the rest of our series on YouTube, where you can inform yourself to get the coverage you deserve.