DO I QUALIFY?
The RECA and EEOICPA programs were established to serve those who gave their all to the Nuclear Programs of our Country. Although the application process is detailed and comprehensive it isn’t impossible to get qualified. Below is a short list of requirements. Please feel free to contact us with questions or if you need help. If you meet the criteria below, chances are you will be approved for a one-time payment and ongoing medical services at no cost to you or your loved ones.
Minner, Miller or Hauler - To qualify for Giving Home Health Care services as a Miner, Miller or Hauler under RECA:
You must have been employed in uranium mines or mills, or transported uranium ore in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming at any time during Jan. 1, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1971.
You must have been exposed to 40 or more working-level months of radiation, or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine during the relevant time period.
As a uranium miller or transporter, the claimant must have worked for at least one year during the relevant time period.
Compensable diseases include primary lung cancer, cor pulmonale, pneumoconiosis, pulmonary fibrosis or silicosis. For mill workers or transporters, any kidney disease is additionally qualifying.
Visit our Resources page to find and download program application requirements and forms.
Nuclear Worker - To qualify for Giving Home Health Care services as a Nuclear Worker or Department of Energy Employee under EEOICPA:
You must prove you are a current or former employee, contractor or subcontractor at a approved Department of Energy (DOE) or atomic weapons employer facility. View a list of DOE facilities.
You must also prove you suffer from an illness caused by exposure to radiation or toxins during DOE employment. Common illnesses consist of cancer, chronic beryllium disease or silicosis.
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has several centers located across the country. The nearest RESEP Center can be located here.
Claim forms and filing assistance can be obtained by contacting the Energy Resource Center in your area. Once an EEOICPA claim has been completed successfully, the worker will be awarded $150,000 cash and payment of medical claims associated with the qualifying illness.
Contact us to receive help or direction in making your application. It doesn’t need to be a difficult process.