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Florida EEOICPA and RECA Benefits

Florida is one of the most idyllic states in the nation when it comes to play, vacation and a plethora of things to do. From Disney World to world famous beaches to the exciting fun on the Daytona International Speedway, Floridians are blessed to live in one of the world’s most beautiful and exotic playgrounds. While everyone else looks anxiously toward their next trip to Florida, you get the lovely joy of living here year round. For those in Florida wishing to claim EEOICPA and RECA benefits, you need not stress about the process. Our staff at our Florida office will help answer your questions and guide you through the necessary steps to compensation.

How to know if you are eligible

Employees who were employed during the early twentieth century in the U.S. nuclear weapons industry were exposed to harmful chemicals, toxins, and heavy metals with high levels of radiation as a part of their jobs. Many of these employees were injured or developed painful or deadly diseases as a result of their exposure. The federal government created The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to compensate these employees for the dangerous circumstances which was unknown to be harmful at the time of employment. Employees are eligible for compensation and benefits as result of the trauma employment has caused to their bodies. If the employee is deceased, the surviving family members are eligible to claim compensation in a lump-sum amount, which sum is determined after eligibility is reviewed.

Only workers or their survivors are eligible if they can prove qualifiers for compensation. These include:

  • Employment at an approved DOE (Department of Energy) facility
  • Diagnosis of specific cancers, chronic silicosis, beryllium sensitivity or chronic beryllium disease
  • Illnesses caused by radiation exposure which under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), employees also can receive compensation

RECA compensation is also available to individuals who lived downwind of nuclear testing locations and nuclear-test participants.

Free health care benefits available

Elderly patients who worked in approved DOE facilities and have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying diseases can also receive free healthcare for the remainder of their lives. These medical services include help administering medication, blood sugar checks, catheter and ostomy care, stroke and post surgical monitoring and much more. In addition, many non-medical services are available such as housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathing, grocery shopping and many other services needed to sustain a good quality of life. United Energy Healthcare Workers is here to help past employees with premium care for their lives. Getting you or your loved one the treatment and medical care they deserve is important to us and we will do everything we can to make their lives comfortable.

Helping you file for Florida EEOICPA compensation

When you are ready to claim your EEOICPA and RECA benefits, our Florida office is here to assist you with any questions you may have. We will help you file all the necessary paperwork and explain the entire process in an easy-to-understand manner. Making the process as stress free as possible is our goal. Contact us today at one of our Florida offices to file your claim.

 

9365 US Highway 19 N, Suite A2

Pinellas Park, FL 33782

727-498-6550

 

6511 Deltona Blvd

Spring Hill, FL 34608

352-515-1210

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In order to be eligible for EEOICPA/RECA benefits, an individual must have been employed at a covered Department of Energy facility, an approved atomic weapons facility, or at a permitted beryllium vendor. An individual must also have one of the covered conditions as a result of exposure to radiation, beryllium, or silica while employed at an accepted facility. In addition, uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters are eligible for benefits if they develop an illness as a result of exposure to toxic substances (such as radiation, chemicals, solvents, acids, and metals) and worked at a facility covered under RECA. Eligibility requirements vary by location and condition.