Understanding the Difference between Part B and Part E of EEOICPA
Occupational hazards have been a part and parcel of employees work. However, the energy employees occupational illness compensation would provide various kinds of benefits to employees or their survivors. These employees would have been working under the Department of Energy or DOE and its contractors or sub-contractors. These employees should have become ill due to exposure of radiation or other available toxic substances that have been authorized by the EEOICPA. It would be inclusive of two different benefit programs such as Part B and Part E.
Part B of EEOICPA
It would provide eligible employees or survivors lump-sum compensation ranging to 150,000 USD. It would also pay for the medical expenses for accepted conditions. It would be pertinent to mention here that Part B would also provide payment of medical benefits along with a smaller lump-sum amount of nearly 50,000 USD for individuals who would be eligible for compensation under section 5 of RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act).
Part E of EEOICPA
It would provide eligible employees or their family members, in event of the death of the employees, with compensation payments ranging to maximum 250,000 USD along with medical expenses for the accepted conditions. You should rest assured that the benefits paid up to 250,000 USD would be based on years of qualifying loss of wage and the level of impairment apropos the covered illness.
It would be pertinent to mention here that Part B and Part E of EEOICPA would have a different and unique criterion for determining the eligibility of the workers under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
You could go through the Department of Energy website to check for eligibility under Part B or Part E of the DEEOIC (Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation) page. They would help you in the right manner to avail the right compensation.