LABRATOM0008

Scheme Nickname: 
Labor Atomic Workers

Hearings are conducted by the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) Programs, located within the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP). A claimant may request reconsideration by the FAB, but no further administrative appeal is available. These cases involve claims for compensation and medical benefits for employees, and their survivors, of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors, atomic weapons employers, beryllium vendors, uranium workers, and certain others, who suffer from cancer and certain other illnesses incurred in the performance of duty. A claimant who objects to the recommended decision of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs may request a hearing by the FAB.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeSub-Agency/Bureau/Division:Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
DEEOIC, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
No
Appeal Level 1
Appeal Level 2
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Compensation and medical benefits for employees, and their survivors, of the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors, atomic weapons employers, beryllium vendors, uranium workers, and certain others, who suffer from cancer and certain other illnesses incurred in the performance of duty. A claimant who objects to the recommended decision of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs may request a hearing by the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB) of the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Programs (DEEOIC). A claimant may request reconsideration by the FAB, but no further administrative appeal is available. However, a claim may be reopened and returned to the FAB for a new final decision, provided the claimant submits new evidence or a change in the "probability of causation" guidelines or other standards for coverage (20 CFR ยง 30.320).
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: 
Yes