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EEOICPA Impairment Ratings and COVID-19

EEOICPA Impairment Rating and COVID-19

You may be aware of impairment awards under EEOICPA. If you’re not, it is financial compensation for the permanent loss of function of a body part or organ because of an illness that is covered under EEOICPA. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labor has made minor adjustments, and impairment doctors have adjusted their […]

EEOICPA Claims in Missouri


On a North County, Missouri Facebook page, alumni communed in 2011 to plan their upcoming class reunion. What they didn’t expect to find was the level of birth defects, cancers, autoimmune diseases, and other peculiar disorders that they, their classmates, friends, siblings, parents and children had been diagnosed with. When they started to piece the […]

Coverage for Children of Energy Employees

EEIOCPA surviving children of energy employees

Incapability of Self-Support It’s always hard to lose a family member, especially a parent. In addition to possible emotional stress or trauma, the loss of a parent can be a substantial financial setback. However, the children of deceased energy employees are potentially entitled to funds through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)—rewarding compensation […]

Senator Udall Challenges Final Workers Compensation Rule


February 22, 2019 | Tom Udall, United States senator, wrote to express his strong concerns regarding the final rule by the Workers Compensation Program Office at the Department of Labor (DOL) in a February 22, 2019 letter addressed to The Honorable Alexander Acosta, Secretary, U.S. DOL. Udall referenced claimant concerns about the new rules and […]

EEOICPA Claim Denied: One Worker’s Death


Do You Have a Valid EEOICPA Claim? If you, your spouse, parent, or grandparent ever worked for an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) or Department of Energy (DOE) facility, and if any of these people has a condition or died as a result of illness covered by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), […]

Are EEOICPA Benefits Taxable?


Are EEOICPA Benefits Taxable? You’ve been awarded your EEOICPA benefits, so now what? We are often asked whether EEOICPA benefits are taxable as income. Although our experience is that these benefits are not taxable, we advise all of our clients to check with an accountant regarding the proper treatment of his or her individual circumstances. But […]

Do I need an EEOICPA Attorney?


EEOICPA – Do I need an attorney? If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer or another illness after working at a Department of Energy (DOE) or an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facility, then you are probably weighing your options. There are many online resources and even more legal forms available, but […]

EEOICPA Part E: Survivor Benefits

EEOICPA Part E Eligibility

EEOICPA Part E Eligibility  Under Part E of the EEOICPA, Department of Energy (DOE) employees, contractors, subcontractors, or their survivors may be eligible for compensation if they have developed an illness due to exposure to a toxic substance at a DOE facility. Unlike Part B, illnesses covered for potential compensation and payment of medical expenses […]

Most Common Forms of Leukemia

The 4 most common forms of leukemia.

Leukemia: Covered by the Special Exposure Cohort Leukemia, one of the 22 Specified Cancers covered by the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) classes of the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program (the Program or EEOICPA), is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Did you know that a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—one of the […]