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Talk to Terrie: What If…?

By Terrie Barrie, CWP Worker Advocate I’m a huge fan of Star Trek and also a fan of Star Wars and the Star Gate television series.  Dilithium crystals and warp…

What is Part B Special Exposure Cohort Status?

Part B cancer claims are processed in 1 of 2 ways depending on the years worked, the facility, and the type of cancer a person has.  Certain facilities are designated…

Runny Meade Playhouse

With the Manhattan Project and the Cold War things were not always what they seemed. In November 1943, at the height of the US involvement in World War II, the…

What is a Part E Impairment Rating?

If your claim is approved under Part E you receive medical benefits first, then request an impairment rating to determine if you are eligible for a monetary settlement as well. …

Toxic Substances Linked to a Disease

While it may appear to some claimants that it would be close to impossible to provide information the Department of Labor requires to approve a claim, there are tools available…

Cold War Patriots Worker Stories
The Site Exposure Matrix

The Site Exposure Matrix (SEM) is a tool developed by Department of Labor (DOL) to help claims examiners and claimants track Department of Energy (DOE) information on covered EEOICPA facilities. …

There Are Two Ombudsmen Who Assist Claimants

In an earlier blog, I mentioned that there are two Ombudsmen who assist claimants under the compensation program. This blog will focus on the Ombudsman for the National Institute for…

Who Assists Claimants

There are a number of people involved with the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) whose purpose is to assist claimants.  This assistance comes in many forms, including authorized…