The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act or EEOICPA has been best defined as federal law. It has been designed to provide no-cost health benefits to the employees, contractors, and subcontractors under the Department of Energy or DOE having developed illness or disease because of exposure to radiation or harmful chemicals.
You and the loved ones diagnosed of medical condition or illnesses covered by the EEOICPA that has been developed while working under the Department of Energy, both would be entitled to healthcare benefits provided by the energy employees occupational illness compensation.
Who would be qualified for no-cost healthcare benefits?
To determine the people qualified for benefits under no-cost healthcare benefits, the employee would be required to adhere to the following aspects.
- The claimant should be diagnosed with an illness caused due to radiation or exposure to harmful chemicals.
- The claimant should have worked in one of the DOE covered facilities, and
- The medical condition of the claimant could be corroborated with exposure to harmful chemicals occurring at the DOE facility.
You should rest assured that providing proof of eligibility may not always be easy. Lack of adequate proof would result in denial by the federal government.
Can you file EEOICPA claim independently?
It would not be wrong to suggest that applicants could file the EEOICPA claim independently. You do not need to hire any legal representative or seek the assistance of an expert in the arena. However, getting your claim approved could be a challenge for you. The complicated application process that is highly document-intensive could make the task tough for you.
With the number of claims rejected by the Department of Labor occasionally, it would be in your best interest to seek assistance from a professional person such as an attorney.
Why seek the assistance of an attorney?
Your best bet would be to hire the services of an attorney that has adequate experience in filing claims for EEOICPA. However, only a handful of attorneys would be having adequate experience in filing claims for EEOICPA. You could also work with a skilled experience that would help guide you through the claim process.
The attorney would help you understand the process of the claim inclusive of explaining the legal rights to you. The attorney would also help you assess your eligibility for obtaining the benefits under EEOICPA. They have a comprehensive understanding of the claims process. They would help you not to miss out on free home healthcare benefits made available to you or the family.