The Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has published an updated procedure manual in a new, searchable format. This is good news for all claimants and advocates. The procedure manual is used to guide claims examiners in processing claims. These changes to the procedure manual reflects the changes in the DEEOIC policy. Though… (read more)
The Advisory Board of Toxic Substances and Worker Health met April 19-20, 2017 in Richland, Washington not far from the Hanford Site. The Department of Labor (DOL) presented first. Director Leiton acknowledged that the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has not yet responded to the bulk of the recommendations made by the… (read more)
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The Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health is holding a public meeting at the Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House, located at 802 George Washington Way, in Richland. Your attendance is valuable to the mission of Cold War Patriots and our effort to advocate for the health and compensation of nuclear weapons workers…. (read more)
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has been reintroduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Mike Crapo (ID), Tom Udall (NM), Martin Heinrich (NM), Jim Risch (ID), and Michael Bennet (CO). Currently, RECA provides compensation for only a certain group of individuals who contracted specific diseases caused by radiation exposure. Those currently eligible… (read more)