In our continuing efforts to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) both more accessible and understandable, we’ve created a series of short videos in which Hugh Stephens, Esq. explains the Act, along with the various finer points that claimants need to take into consideration in order to be successfully compensated under the Act. Hugh is an environmental attorney who practices environmental litigation.
Hugh describes why the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) process exists within the framework of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) as well as how it works, both ideally and practically.
Hugh addresses the question about what happens when it is impossible to perform an accurate dose reconstruction, which happens pretty regularly. Early on, the focus was not on safety but on building nuclear weapons. The Special Exposure Cohort Process was created to address this issue. It says the worker had to have worked at one of a number of designated facilities for 250 days during a designated period and to have had one of 22 cancers.
If you are mystified about how to navigate through the EEOICPA claims process and need more information about the SEC, we’re here to help.
You can watch this video and the rest of the series on YouTube.