With more than 45,000 former Lawrence Livermore, Berkeley, and Sandia National Lab workers who may qualify for financial and medical benefits through the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOICPA), Nuclear Care Partners is hosting an Atomic Heroes Breakfast to help former workers learn about the benefits of getting their Department of Labor White Card.
Those who qualify for medical benefits under EEOICPA will receive a “white card,” which covers costs associated with medical treatment for certain illness. The card can cover a wide variety of services including:
• Doctor visits and copays
• Prescription drugs
• In-home care
• Durable medical equipment
The free breakfast will be held at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the IHOP restaurant, 4567 1st St., in Livermore. Local EEOICPA benefits specialist Laura Wels will be available to help former workers determine if they qualify and discuss the benefits of getting their Department of Labor White Cards. Call (925) 344-6468 to RSVP.
Founded in 2011, Nuclear Care Partners provides EEOICPA benefits guidance, advocacy, and no-cost in-home care to former atomic workers who have developed serious illnesses due to their workplace exposure to harmful radiation and toxic chemicals.