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What Are Special Exposure Cohort Facilities?
October 20, 2021

If you’re concerned over whether your EEOICPA benefits cover home health care, look no further. Your lawyer at Stephens & Stephens will fight for your right to full benefits and compensation. EEOICPA, short for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, provides long-term benefits to those working within the Department of Energy who become ill due to their exposure to radiation or other toxic substances. 

The act compensates recipients for the cost of any medical bills associated with treatment and prescriptions, along with home health care. If you find yourself in such a circumstance, hiring a lawyer can be crucial to ensuring you receive the long-term payments you’re entitled to. 

Receiving EEOICPA benefits could offer you access to nurses and other licensed health care professionals, which could be vital to retaining your quality of life, so it’s certainly worth making sure you’re adequately compensated.

EEOICPA Benefits 

According to the EEOICPA Resource Center, the act covers two categories across parts E and B.
Part B concerns the medical expenses of those suffering from chronic silicosis, cancer, beryllium sensitivity, or beryllium disease due to over-exposure to harmful substances. In these circumstances, your compensation could potentially reach up to $150,000, paid from the date your claim was filed. Meanwhile, Part E relates to illnesses developed due to exposure to chemicals, solvents, acids, and metals, with similar compensation packages available depending on your situation.

Home health care could dramatically impact your quality of life following diagnosis and how successfully your recovery goes. Unfortunately, the conditions covered in the EEOICPA often cause prolonged health problems that can affect your life from that point onward. For this reason, the assistance the EEOICPA can help to cover can be invaluable, giving you access to regular home check-ups from a registered nurse or healthcare professional, along with examinations and condition monitoring. They’ll also help with personal care and aid with movement, on top of helping you adjust to any new medication regime. 

Regardless of the specifics of your diagnosis, time at home due to radiation or substance exposure can also impact other members of your family. If a family member assists with providing your care, they can request reimbursement as a personal caregiver under the EEOICPA. These benefits can’t change what’s been taken from you. Still, they can provide a degree of stability that allows you a better quality of life and a better outlook on your potential recovery, given the support you’ll have access to. 

Seek Advice From a Lawyer in New York

If you’ve previously worked with the Department of Energy and have been impacted by a condition caused by your over-exposure to harmful radiation or toxic substances, you must file a claim to receive the benefits you’re entitled to. For advice about your situation and assistance with pursuing your claim, contact Stephens & Stephens. Reach out to us at 716-852-7590 today, and we’ll be happy to support you in any way we can. If you’re entitled to EEOICPA, we’ll endeavor to see that you’re granted the benefits you deserve.

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