Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers File Claims in Kansas City, Missouri, January 9, 2020


The U.S. Department of Labor will host an energy outreach event in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Department staff will provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and help current and former nuclear weapons workers file claims. This event is open to the public and does not require pre-registration.

WHAT:         Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Outreach Event

WHERE:       IBEW Local 124 Union Hall

301 E. 103rd Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64114

WHEN:         Thursday, January 9, 2020

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST

1:00 p.m. ̶ 5:00 p.m. CST      

The Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, which provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former workers whose illness results from working at a facility involved in nuclear weapons production. Covered illnesses include radiation-induced cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity, chronic silicosis and illness due to toxic substance exposure. Survivors of eligible employees may also be entitled to compensation.