The medical screening exam provides a summary of medical findings and recommendations for follow-up care and information on how to apply for benefits under EEOICPA or state workers' compensation programs when appropriate. BTMed does not provide compensation or pay for follow-up care for participants.
Energy Employment Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
On October 30, 2000, Congress enacted the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation and medical benefits to current and former Department of Energy (DOE) workers, including contractors and subcontractors, for occupational illnesses or death arising from working in the nuclear weapons industry.
The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) has primary responsibility for administering EEOICPA, including the adjudication of claims for compensation and payment of benefits for conditions covered by Part B and Part E.
Part B compensates current or former employees (or their eligible survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and certain vendors, contractors, and subcontractors, who were diagnosed with radiogenic cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity, or chronic silicosis as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while employed at covered DOE facilities.
Part E compensates DOE contractor or subcontractor employees (or their eligible survivors) and uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters for occupational illnesses that are causally linked to toxic exposures at covered DOE facilities.
For more information on EEOICPA:
State Workers' Compensation
Some state laws strictly limit the time you can wait to file a claim or take legal action. You can find contact information for your state here: Worker Compensation Information by State.
Should you decide to seek legal representation, click on the link below for a list of attorneys that were identified by various building trades leader. Click on the following link for a list: Compensation Attorneys.