Cold War Patriots plans Grand Junction meetings

An upcoming event in Grand Junction will offer information about benefits available to uranium and nuclear weapons workers.

Cold War Patriots has scheduled the free town hall meetings for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive.

The morning session will offer information to people who’ve already applied for benefits and either have received their benefits cards or have a pending claim. The afternoon session will offer information to people who haven’t yet applied for benefits or have been denied.

A federal program administered by the Department of Labor offers compensation and health care benefits to those who worked in uranium or nuclear weapons production and subsequently developed illnesses from exposure to radiation or other toxic materials.

“Our goal at CWP is to ensure the workers who helped keep America free by building the nation’s nuclear arsenal and are now suffering illnesses because of their sacrifice and service are connected with the monetary compensation and health benefits they have earned,” said Tim Lerew, chairman of the Cold War Patriots.

Cold War Patriots is a division of Professional Case Management, which provides in-home health care services to uranium and nuclear weapons workers. Cold War Patriots connects workers with benefits and advocates on their behalf. For more information, call (888) 903-8989 or visit www.coldwarpatriots.org.