Having knowledge that your family member has been suffering or for that matter has suffered from being exposed to toxic materials while working for radioactive materials or under the Department of Energy, you would often wonder about EEOICPA and RECA benefits.
There have been several toxic substances listed that would make you eligible for benefits offered by EEOICPA and RECA. It would be pertinent to mention here there has been no age limit stipulated for EEOICPA and RECA benefits. However, your loved ones would be required to qualify in other ways as well.
Benefits offered by EEOICPA and RECA
The division of energy employees occupational illness compensation has been created for the assistance of the Department of Energy contractors and subcontractors for receiving medical benefits and federal payment of compensation. You should rest assured that such benefits have been specifically designed for your family members who had developed an occupational illness due to exposure to highly toxic substances. These employees or workers should be working at specific facilities under the Department of Energy.
In the event of you or your loved one had been working in the uranium mines, you or your loved one would be covered under RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act). As a result, you or your loved one would be entitled to receiving government compensation for illnesses associated with the uranium facilities under the Department of Energy. It would be pertinent to mention here that the department has been managed by the Department of Labor.
What are the qualification criteria?
Despite there being no age limitation, you or your loved one would be required to have worked for the Department of Defense as a uranium miner, contractor or subcontractor for a minimum of 250 days. There has been a list of applicable contractors, subcontractors, and facilities that you could check to determine whether you or your loved ones qualify for EEOICPA and RECA benefits.