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Monday, August 9, 2010

Energy Workers Seek Faster Benefit Processing System

Energy workers exposed to radioactive substances and their survivors have spoken out for a speedier process to obtain benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000. The EEOICPA was intend to provide compensation payment to energy workers and their survivors by way of a lumpsum payment and medical coverage for certain diseases.


The complex benefit system has been plagued by delays in processing claims. The latest outcry has come from workers of a uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, IL, where 42 workers have died of cancer. Ironically Metropolis was the self-proclaimed hometown of the comic book character, Superman.


The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report in March 2010 recommending that additional independent oversight should be created. The report found that cases that do not require dose reconstruction take about a year to process, but those that do require it, may take up to 3 year to process.


Click here to read more about EEOICPA "The Cold War Compensation Act"


Click here for more information on how Jon L Gelman can assist you in a claim for workers' Compensation claim benefits. You may e-mail Jon  Gelman or call 1-973-696-7900.