Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation

 

Part B provides lump-sum monetary payments and medical benefits to covered employees and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees, of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors. Part B also provides lump-sum payments and medical benefits to individuals found eligible by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and, where applicable, to their survivors. Part E of the Act provides variable lump-sum payments (based on a worker's permanent impairment and/or calendar years of qualifying wage-loss) and medical benefits for covered DOE contractor employees and, where applicable, provides variable lump-sum payments to survivors of such employees (based on a worker's death due to a covered illness and percentage of wages lost in a given year. Part E also provides these same payments and benefits to uranium miners, millers and ore transporters covered by section 5 of RECA and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
17.310
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended, 42 U.S.C 7384 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Employees and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees, of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors, and uranium miners, millers and ore transporters covered by section 5 of RECA, who are or were engaged in covered employment related to the testing or production of nuclear weapons.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Employees and, where applicable, to survivors of such employees, of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors, and uranium miners, millers and ore transporters covered by section 5 of RECA, who are or were engaged in covered employment related to the testing or production of nuclear weapons.
Credentials/Documentation
Necessary documentation is developed when claim is filed with the program. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Employee or his or her survivor(s) files written claim for compensation (Form EE-1 or EE-2) with the local district office of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), or with a Resource Center.
Award Procedure
Authority to issue recommended decisions under this program rests with OWCP district offices. Authority to issue final decisions rests with the Final Adjudication Branch.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days.
Appeals
From 120 to 180 days. From 120 to 180 days. Request for review of or hearing on a recommended decision must be made within 60 days. Request for reconsideration of a final agency decision must be filed within 30 days of issuance of the final decision. Request to reopen claim after issuance of a final decision may be made at any time, if supported by material evidence.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
This program provides lump-sum monetary payments to employees and former employees (or their eligible survivors) as compensation for occupational illnesses under Part B, and covered illnesses under Part E; medical expenses (including hospital care). Benefits are paid from a mandatory appropriation of Federal funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No reports are required.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Benefits are not length-based. Maximum monetary lump-sum payment under Part B is $150,000 per covered employee; maximum monetary lump-sum payment under Part E is $250,000 per covered employee. No limitation on payment of medical expenses. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Persons are encouraged to communicate with the district offices of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC). Contact information is available at the following website: http://www.dol.gov/owcp/energy/regs/compliance/law/JurisdictionMap.htm.
Headquarters Office
Rachel Leiton, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: DEEOIC-PUBLIC@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-0081.
Website Address
http://www.dol.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
16-1523-0-1-053.
Obligations
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 14 $1,058,808,704; FY 15 est $1,044,253,000; and FY 16 est $1,025,978,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Maximum montetary lump-sum payment under Part B is $150,000 per covered employee; maximum monetary lump-sum payment under Part E is $250,000 per covered employee. No limitation on payment of medical expenses.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Claims for Compensation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, 20 CFR Part 30, are available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov, or from OWCP.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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