Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) in 2000 to provide compensation and medical benefits to current and former workers, including contractors and subcontractors, for occupational illnesses related to exposure to radiation and toxic substances while employed at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is responsible for administering the program and adjudicating claims.
CPWR works with DOL to maintain the BTComp database, which lists contractors and subcontractors with a known contractual relationship with various DOE facilities covered under EEOICPA. The database is a source of information for the DOL’s Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) Claims Examiners in the adjudication of claims.
Non-production workers involved in construction and maintenance on DOE sites were often employed by contractors and subcontractors to DOE. When construction workers or their families file EEOICPA compensation claims with DOL, DOE records are often inadequate to verify employment at DOE sites. CPWR assists DEEOIC Claims Examiners in obtaining documentation with verifiable evidence of contractual relationships for establishing covered employment at DOE facilities.
For more information on EEOICPA, visit the Department of Labor Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation website