WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) will host outreach events in June 2018 in Grand Junction, Colorado, and in Moab, Utah, for former and current workers in the uranium mining and nuclear weapons industries. If a uranium mining or nuclear weapons worker is deceased, his or her surviving family members are invited to participate. Federal representatives will be on-hand to provide information about the medical benefits available to approved claimants under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). 

Staff from the Denver District Office of the Department’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation will present information about the medical benefits available to approved claimants, as well as the mission of the EEOICPA. The presentations will include specific information concerning medical authorizations, bill processing, and home health-care services to those who need them. After the presentation, staff will be available to answer questions regarding existing claims, provide claim status updates, and help workers file new claims.   

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to employees whose work in the uranium mining and nuclear weapons industries made them ill. Survivors of qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits.  To date, the program has paid more than $975 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits to eligible claimants living in Colorado, more than $247 million to eligible claimants living in Utah, and more than $14.9 billion nationwide. 

WHAT: Outreach Event on EEOICPA Benefits

WHERE: Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501    

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. MDT – Presentation
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT – Staff availability
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. MDT – Staff availability

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WHAT: Outreach Event on EEOICPA Benefits

WHERE: Star Hall
159 E. Center St.
Moab, UT  84532

WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. MDT – Presentation
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT – Staff availability
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MDT – Staff availability

For additional information about these events or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact DEEOIC’s Denver Resource Center toll-free at (866) 540-4977.