One of the first things people ask me is what led me to work with people applying for Energy Employees claims? Well, back in the 1950’s my grandfather helped build roads on what is now called the Marshall Islands.
This was the area where the U.S. Government conducted nuclear tests, about 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii.
Like many former workers, he was exposed to ionizing radiation which likely led to his Lung Cancer, eventually taking his life. Years later, an envelope arrived in the mail telling us about the Energy Employees program established for people like my grandfather.
After some skepticism as to whether the program was real, my father started the claim process. His years of experience in dealing with Federal, State and Local government bureaucracy helped him navigate the multiple steps and forms, eventually getting a settlement for his mother, my grandmother. This was very timely for our family and her long term care.