Assistance available for nuclear weapons and uranium workers in Moab

Assistance available for nuclear weapons and uranium workers in Moab
US Labor Department will provide information, claims assistance

Event: The U.S. Department of Labor will host an outreach event for current and former nuclear weapons workers and uranium workers in Moab, Utah, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. At the meeting, federal representatives will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and the program’s available medical benefits.

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees whose work in the nuclear weapons industry made them ill. The EEOICPA also delivers benefits to certain Section 5 uranium workers covered under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Survivors of qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits. 

After the presentations, Denver District Office and Resource Center staff will be on hand to help individuals file new claims and provide claimants with status updates on their existing claims.

Moab Session:

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016  

Where: Star Hall
159 East Center Street
Moab, Utah 84532

When: 9 a.m. MDT – Presentation
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT – Staff availability
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. MDT – Staff availability          

To date, the program has paid $ 213.4 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits to 2,006 Utah claimants, and more than $ 12.5 billion nationwide. For additional information about these two outreach events, or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Denver Resource Center toll-free at 866-540-4977.         

Release Date: 
06/16/2016
Media Contact Name: 

Amanda McClure

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
16-1253-NAT
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