Help & Resources
We understand that working through the program paperwork can be hard wherever you are in the process. Cold War Patriots (CWP) is a resource to help by sharing information with our members and helping you navigate this complicated program. It doesn’t matter whether you, or someone in your family, has just applied for the program, been approved, been denied or you just want to learn more about what health benefits are available, that’s why we’re here.
Medical Screening Programs
Former and current nuclear weapons and uranium workers are eligible to receive free periodic medical screenings. These screenings are to detect any illnesses that may have come from exposure to radioactive or toxic substances in the workplace.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) set up 11 Resource Centers around the country. The representatives in these centers help former workers and their families apply for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
People who worked in nuclear weapons complexes came from diverse places and backgrounds, and many were members of local unions. When a worker files a claim or benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), unions may be able to help with dates of employment, job descriptions and even the potential exposures to toxic or radioactive substances.