The United States Department of Labor has a free (to you) program to completely cover the medical costs of energy workers such as uranium miners, millers, and haulers or beryllium workers from the Cold War era. The EEOICPA (Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act) also provides monetary compensation for damages suffered. Illnesses include, but are not limited to radiation induced cancers and beryllium related illness.
Additionally, it’s also worth mentioning the RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act). RECA was passed by Congress to allow for damages suffered by uranium miners and processing workers for atmospheric nuclear testing from 1945 to 1962. EEOICPA was actually passed by Congress years later and follows in RECA’s footsteps.
In particular, RECA also establishes compensation for “downwinders”. Downwinders are people exposed to radioactive fallout over a time period of two or more years from January 21, 1951, and ending on October 31, 1958, or for the entire period beginning on June 30, 1962, and ending on July 31, 1962. Read more about RECA here, including a map of eligible areas.
Bryan Skilled Home Care provides valuable expertise in navigating the system to get you the care you need and deserve for your illness. We can provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week care if necessary. Fees for our services are completely absorbed by the Department of Labor.