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EEOICPA: Is my illness covered?


The language of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) can make it difficult to understand whether the illness you have been diagnosed with is a covered illness under the program.  This article will explain eligibility and covered illnesses in a simplified manner so that you can get the answers you are looking […]

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 […]

CO Representatives applaud new EEOICPA Advisory Board

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives,  Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) recently commended the first meeting of the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for Part E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) which took place in Washington, DC on April 26-28, 2016 . While the EEOICPA […]

DOL extends comment period on proposed rule changes

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced last Tuesday that they would reopen the comment period for the rule changes to adjudication of EEOICPA claims that they proposed last November, after having originally extended the comment period for an additional month in January. The comment period is now open for another 33 days, lasting until May 9. While […]

U. S. Government Accountability Office publishes review of DOL adjudication process

On March 10, 2016, the U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published the results of its recent study of the Department of Labor (DOL) EEOICPA claims adjudication process. Using a random sample of 200 Part E claims from among 15,932 filed from 2010 through 2014, excluding claims still in process, claims which had already been accepted under […]

EEOICPA / DEEOIC Covered Illnesses – Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the covered illnesses under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) as well as one of the 22 Specified Cancers under the EEOICPA Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) procedure.  That procedure establishes a relaxed causation standard and an efficiency procedure, in the place of the more rigorous standard Dose […]