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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted by congress in 2000 to compensate workers who became sick due to their involvement with the production of nuclear weapons, primarily during the Cold War era. The program has continued to expand to cover more workers who are exposed to radiation and hazardous chemicals while working on government projects.
EEOICPA is an entitlement program split into Part B and Part E. Both parts have differing eligibility requirements and provide varying compensation and medical benefits to sick energy workers or their survivors. Currently, the program has paid out over $10 Billion in claims.
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was created in 1990 to award partial restitution to sick uranium workers and those involved or who lived nearby the over 200 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests conducted throughout the Cold War era. RECA offers only lump-sum payments, depending on acuity levels, of $50,000 (baseline), plus.
Depending on your work history and illness, benefits can potentially be claimed under all 3 entitlements.
Learn about medical benefits available to sick workers under EEOICPA.