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Take Action Now to Avoid Cuts to Your EEOICPA Benefits

December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015

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Urgent action needed! Don’t let your benefits be cut!

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a series of substantive changes which will reduce the compensation and medical benefits available under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). You can click here to see the proposed rule changes. The act is supposed to address the needs of former nuclear weapons and uranium workers like yourselves.  Because of these changes we need to you take immediate action to ensure this program is not cut.

  • If you are currently ill because of your workplace exposure and have EEOICPA benefits these changes will reduce your access to much needed medical benefits
  • If you do not currently have EEOICPA benefits these changes will make it more difficult for you to access these benefits in the future if you become ill

These proposed changes are not consistent with the intent of the original Congressional legislation which was meant to remedy the wrongs of nuclear weapons and uranium workers’ exposure to radiation and other toxic substances.  The patriots who worked in defense of our great nation deserve timely access to compensation and benefits.

No matter what state you live in, please CALL the following U.S. Senators on the HELP Committee that oversees the U.S. DOL and tell them: “I am concerned about US DOL RIN: 1240-AA08 which reduces my benefits under the EEOICPA.”

Please act immediately, these proposed changes will be implemented unless the U.S. Senate intervenes before January 2016.

Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)

Phone: 202-224-4944

Senator Patty Murray (WA)

Phone: 202-224-2621

Senator Michael Bennet (CO)

Phone: 202-224-5852

If you get a busy signal, please call back again.  If you get a voicemail, please leave a detailed message voicing your concern about RIN: 1240-AA08 cutting EEOICPA benefits to former nuclear weapons and uranium workers.