Assistance available for nuclear weapons workers in Pocatello, Idaho Falls

Assistance available for nuclear weapons workers in Pocatello, Idaho Falls
US Labor Department representatives on-hand for two-day event, June 28-29

Event:  The U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies will host four town hall meetings in Idaho for retired, former and current nuclear weapons workers and their survivors. At the meetings, in Pocatello on June 28, 2016, and in Idaho Falls on June 29, 2016, federal representatives will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and the program’s available medical benefits.

The EEOICPA provides compensation and medical benefits to current and former employees whose work in the nuclear weapons industry made them ill. Survivors of qualified workers may also be entitled to benefits. 

At each meeting, federal representatives from the Joint Outreach Task Group – of which the department is a member – will present information. Representatives will also be available to help individuals file new claims and provide claimants with status updates on their existing claims. The same information will be presented at all meetings.

Pocatello Sessions: 

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Where: Red Lion Pocatello
1555 Pocatello Creek Road
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

When: 10 a.m. MDT and 7 p.m. MDT

Idaho Falls Sessions:

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Where: Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
501 S. Holmes Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

When: 10 a.m. MDT and 7 p.m. MDT

To date, the program has paid $197.8 million in EEOICPA compensation and medical benefits to 1,406 Idaho claimants, and a total of more than $12.5 billion nationwide. For additional information about these meetings, or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact the U.S. Department of Labor’s Idaho Resource Center at 800-861-8608.         

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