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11.May, 2016 0

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,…

11.Apr, 2016 0

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,…

12.Mar, 2016 0

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…

9.Oct, 2015 0

EEOICPA covered Facility Videos

Here at Stephens & Stephens, LLP, we are continually studying the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA), from every angle, in order to understand all facets of the Act. This includes not only the Act itself, but the entire process of Atomic Weapons Employment that produced the somewhat less…

29.Jun, 2015 0

New page for EEOICPA videos

In our continuing effort to make as much information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) as possible freely available and readily accessible, we have added a page to our site that includes a list of our previously blogged videos and links to each video for further…

6.Feb, 2015 0

Former Worker Medical Screening Programs Under the United States Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) Section 3162 of the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish and carry out a program in order to identify and evaluate DOE employees subject to significant health risks as a…

3.Feb, 2015 0

Medical Benefits Provided By the United States under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)

Overview                  Under the Energy Employees’ Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), employees of Department of Energy facilities, atomic weapons employers, or beryllium vendors who develop one of the covered cancers or illnesses may be entitled to up to $400,000 in compensation, as…

24.Dec, 2014 0

Happy Holidays from Stephens & Stephens!

Happy Holidays! We hope that you all have had a wonderful 2014! A comprehensive outline of 2014’s activity concerning the EEOICPA at Stephens & Stephens can be read here. We hope it will be informative for you.

18.Dec, 2014 0

Collateral Consequences of Receiving Compensation from the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) – Not Just Tax Exempt

Collateral Consequences of Receiving Compensation from the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) – Not Just Tax Exempt There are many issues that should be considered after a claimant is awarded compensation under the EEOICPA. First, claimants should be aware of whether they must claim EEOICPA compensation as income…

9.Dec, 2014 0

Hugh Stephens, Esq. outlines the EEOICPA claims filing process (cont’d) (video 11)

In the final video of our series dedicated to keeping the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) understandable and accessible, Hugh continues his explanaion of the claims filing process by discussing some of the proofs and forms required to submit a claim. He also describes how the process…