Uranium Worker Benefits
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was passed by Congress in 1990 and provides compensation for eligible uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters who have developed diseases and illnesses as a result of their employment.
RECA has established a lump sum compensation of $100,000 for uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters while on-site participants at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests will get $75,000. As defined by the act, the compensation also covers residents who currently or previously lived downwind of the Nevada Test Site. These ‘downwinders’ are eligible to get a lump sum amount of $50,000.
As defined under EEOICPA, uranium worker’s benefits includes an additional $50,000 awarded to the worker or their eligible survivors. This is dependent on the approval for compensation under Section 5 of RECA. Additionally, claimants are also entitled an additional compensation and benefits under Part E of EEOICPA, which details toxic exposure to uranium and associated elements and materials. This includes solvents, acids, and other chemical materials that may or may have posed a risk to uranium workers during their employment.
You or your loved one’s service to the country should not go unrewarded. Nuclear Care Partners assists uranium workers with qualifying for health benefits under the Radiation Exposure Compensation act. We work very closely with you and your physicians so that you can get high quality medical care, as well as no cost in-home medical benefits.
We strive to be the premier provider of home care services to former DOE workers through commitment, integrity, and excellence. Contact us and let us talk about how we can help you today.