Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) provides for an impairment benefit.
Part E Eligibility
To qualify for any benefits under EEOICPA you must meet the following three conditions:
- Prove employment at a covered facility
- Have a diagnosed medical condition
- Prove causation between your illness and exposures
Proving the link between exposure and illness is where Part E gets very complicated. Follow along as attorney Hugh Stephens, Esq. explains the Act.
Hugh sets out to clarify Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), which was passed in 2004. It’s available to employees who worked at Department of Energy facilities and were exposed to hazardous substances there. He also discusses the benefits—including medical and lost-wage benefits—that an atomic weapons worker might be entitled to due to exposure to hazardous or toxic substances that caused, contributed to, or aggravated a worker’s current illness(es). He explains how impairment ratings of a worker’s condition determine compensation and wages lost through physical inability to work can also qualify for compensation through the EEOICPA.
If you suffer from an illness caused by exposure to hazardous or toxic substances and identify with the scenario we’ve laid out, reach out to us, and we’ll lend our expertise in helping you determine what medical and lost-wage benefits you qualify for.
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You can watch this video and the rest of the series on YouTube.