A pair of community resource events for nuclear weapons workers and their families are being held in eastern Washington.
The Cold War Patriots present the town hall meetings to provide information about the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. Anyone who worked at the Hanford Site or any other nuclear weapons facility is invited to attend. Representatives will present information about financial and medical benefits available, and guide people through the process of proving the connection between their workplace exposure and their illness.
The regional gatherings, which are free and include refreshments, are:
•Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Red Lion-Columbia Center, 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick.
•Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Red Lion-Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland.
The morning sessions are for people who have already applied for EEOICPA benefits and have either been awarded a U.S. Department of Labor white medical benefits card or have a pending claim. The afternoon gatherings are for those who haven’t yet applied for benefits or who have applied but their claims have been denied.
For more information, visit www.coldwarpatriots.org or call 888-903-8989.