The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA or the Act), as Amended, established a compensation program for the civilian men and women who, over the past 50 years, have performed duties uniquely related to the nuclear weapons production and testing programs of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. The Act recognizes that due to the nature of their work, these workers may have been exposed to radioactive and toxic substances and incurred illnesses as a result of these exposures. Compensation and medical benefits are provided to eligible workers under the Act and, where applicable, their survivors. Workers from certain Atomic Weapons Employers are also covered under the Act. The Act is administered by the Department of Labor (DOL).

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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

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