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Contact us. CORE Advocacy will review the details of your claim with you. We can help you determine if new information is available that could support a reevaluation or reopening of your EEOICPA claim. CORE Advocacy, TheAeroSpace.org, and worker advocates will continue our efforts toward the inclusion of all areas of SSFL into EEOICPA.
Saturn V Stage-II Battleship Operations, Coca IV Rocket Engine Test Stand, Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) Photo courtesy of RocketdyneArchives.com.
Since 2008, TheAeroSpace.org and CORE Advocacy have worked toward the correction of Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site history on behalf of Area I, II and III personnel, who are currently excluded from EEOICPA. Employees of North American Aviation's divisions of Atomics International / Rocketdyne, its corporate successors, and subcontractors frequently meet the eligibility requirements established by EEOICPA, but are denied compensation or totally disqualified in error. There is cause to review or reopen an unknown number of SSFL EEOICPA claims.
On review of your claim, CORE Advocacy can help to determine if a Reopening Request may be warranted. Such a request relies on the claimant's ability to provide new relevant information. CORE Advocacy's experience in reviewing SSFL EEOICPA claims and our familiarity with site history could significantly increase the likelihood that your claim will be reopened and accepted/approved.
Unfortunately, most SSFL EEOICPA claimants are unaware that there is a problem in establishing their eligibility until their claim is recommended for denial. This can add years to the adjudication process or the claim can be denied with a Final Decision. If you have not filed a claim yet, or if you are midway through the process and feeling overwhelmed, or if you are convinced your Final Decision was inappropriate, CORE Advocacy would like to speak to you. We are dedicated to ensuring that every SSFL EEOICPA claimant receives an accurate and appropriate Final Decision under EEOICPA.
CORE Advocacy recently authored Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition #0235, which was written to include all employees of North American Aviation's divisions of Atomics International and Rocketdyne, its corporate successors, and subcontractors, regardless of presumed work areas at SSFL. SEC Petition #0235 has qualified for evaluation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Please stay tuned for updates on its status; our goal is to expand EEOICPA eligibility to all employees of SSFL, all areas.