Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trouble with Worker's Comp?

About a week ago, one of our First Response Action members, Jess Smochek, met with Peace Corps officials and one of our Congressional allies. Ed Hobson, Associate Director for Safety and Security at Peace Corps, said he was SHOCKED that survivors are having trouble accessing services through Worker's Comp.

Ed personally agreed to advocate for survivors who are having trouble getting money and support from Worker's Comp.

If you are having trouble with Worker's Comp (or haven't tried for fear of trouble) please contact me at and I will get you in touch with the right people to help.

Peace Corps promises to cover any service-related injuries for the rest of your life and being assaulted or raped (or otherwise violated) during service counts as a service-related injury and you DESERVE to be covered.

I'm happy to see that Peace Corps is taking a step in the right direction to support survivors.


1 comment:

  1. Have you read "A Volunteer's Courage" from 2003 and the difficulties "Sara Evans" had getting reimbursement for medical bills after she was assaulted:

    The comments to the story are very instructive.