The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) Benefits
Program DescriptionThe Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) provides benefits to employees (or their survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors/subcontractors, who became ill as a result of exposure to radiation and/or other toxic substances authorized by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA or Act). It includes two separate benefit programs: Part B and Part E.
Part B of the EEOICPA provides eligible employees or survivors with lump-sum compensation up to $150,000, and pays medical expenses for accepted conditions. Part B also provides for payment of medical benefits and a smaller lump-sum amount of $50,000 to individuals who were determined to be eligible for compensation under Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Part E provides eligible employees or survivors with compensation payments up to a maximum amount of $250,000, plus medical expenses for accepted conditions. The amount of benefits paid up to the $250,000 is based on the level of impairment and/or years of qualifying wage loss related to the covered illness.
General Program RequirementsPart B and Part E of the EEOICPA have separate and distinct criteria for eligibility under the Act.
For detailed eligibility requirements for Part B and Part E, please visit the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) page.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo apply for EEOICPA benefits online, please visit the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) page.
Program Contact Information
A list of the EEOICP District Offices and a map showing their geographical jurisdictions can be found on the DEEOIC "District Office Locator" page.
To apply for benefits, contact the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Resource Center in the state where your last Department of Energy (DOE) employer is located, or the center that is located in your area. Contact information can be obtained through the DEEOIC's Resource Center Location tool.
For additional information on the Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program, visit the EEOICP information page.