Rocky Flats workers invited to benefits luncheon

Staff Report
Posted 2/5/19

Former Rocky Flats workers that may qualify for federal health benefits are invited to an informational luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb.13 at the Golden Corral Buffet, 9751 Grant St. in Thornton. The …

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Rocky Flats workers invited to benefits luncheon

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Former Rocky Flats workers that may qualify for federal health benefits are invited to an informational luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb.13 at the Golden Corral Buffet, 9751 Grant St. in Thornton.

The event is being sponsored by Nuclear Care Partners.

More than 50,000 former Rocky Flats workers may qualify for medical benefits and financial compensation through the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act due to chemical or radiation exposure in the workplace. Former workers can learn more about these benefits, whether they are eligible, and spend time getting to know other Rocky Flats workers at the luncheon.

The Valentine Luncheon is free to all former atomic workers, including former Rocky Flats workers.

Seats are limited to the first 50 workers. Former workers can RSVP to the event by calling 303 223-4290. If a former worker is unable to attend, they can call to request a free information kit.

Resources will be available to answer questions regarding filing for benefits, free medical screenings, denied claims and other topics.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act was created to compensate and provide health care benefits for individuals who worked in nuclear weapons production and developed serious illnesses as a result of occupational exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals.

Nuclear Care Partners is a private group that provides benefits guidance under the program act and in-home care to former atomic workers who have developed serious illnesses due to radiation and toxic exposure. It was founded by nurses in 2011 and serves hundreds of former atomic workers across the nation.

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