Radiation workers, cancer and $150,000 from US Gov.

Jul 29, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa.
I'm posting this to help Dept. of Energy employees and workers for DOE sub-contractors that developed cancer and worked with radiation. This information is also applicable to spouses or children of deceased workers.

The "Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program" was approved by Congress in 2000. The program compensates workers who developed cancer as a result working with radiation. The Dept of Labor issues a check for $150,000 for each claimant and may include medical expenses.

If you know anyone that worked for the DOE or was a worker for a sub-contractor of the DOE, worked with radiation and developed cancer they may be eligible for a one time $150,000 payment.

Here's a quote from the governments site:

"The program provides monetary and medical benefits to Department of Energy employees, its contractors, designated atomic weapons employers, and beryllium vendors, or to survivors of such workers, for illnesses due to exposure to toxic substances or radiation while working at nuclear weapons and related covered facilities."

Contact the DOE for information on the application process.

Check to see if your facility have been approved already
Even if it's not listed you may still qualify.

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