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CWP Fully Supports Charlie Wolf Act
April 2, 2009
April 2, 2009
The Charlie Wolf Act, introduced in both the house and senate on April 1, 2009, is comprehensive reform legislation for the EEOICPA. The highlights of the bill include:
1. Extending the “special exposure cohort” status to Department of Energy employees, Department of Energy contractor employees, or atomic weapons employees who worked at a nuclear weapons facility prior to January 1, 2006.
2. Presuming that a worker with a covered radiation-linked cancer is eligible for compensation.
3. Expanding the list of cancers for which individuals are eligible to receive compensation.
4. Requiring the Department of Labor to pay a claimant’s estate should a claimant die after filing their claim – but before receiving payment and leaving no survivors.
5. Expanding the duties of the Ombudsman’s Office, providing greater transparency and communication with claimants, and allowing more time to file legal actions should claims be denied.
6. Allowing claimants who were previously denied to re-file their claims.
We at Cold War Patriots, fully support this bill, legislators, advocates and workers who have strived continuously to get workers and their families the justice they deserve. We sincerely hope, that the Charlie Wolf Act is able to aptly reform the law in a way that benefits the Cold War Patriots who sacrificed their health and their lives for the betterment of the United States of America.
Cold War Patriots Calls Upon Its Members:
Please contact your congress men and women and urge them to support this bill!
Write your Representative:
Write your Senators: