The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) are federal laws that provide no-cost health benefits to Department of Energy (DOE) workers and contractors/subcontractors who developed illnesses or diseases due to job-related radiation exposure or toxic exposure. If you or your loved developed a medical condition that is related to time spent working at a DOE facility, you may be eligible for free EEOICPA and RECA healthcare benefits.
Qualified Applicants are Eligible for No Cost Benefits
As a general rule, an applicant is eligible for EEOICPA/RECA healthcare benefits if they can meet each of the following three basic criteria:
- The applicant has been diagnosed with a radiation/exposure-related illness or disease;
- The applicant worked at one of the more than 300 DOE covered facilities; and
- The applicant’s medical condition can actually be linked with evidence to toxic exposure that occurred at a DOE facility.
Unfortunately, proving eligibly is not always easy. There are cases where wholly valid claims are wrongfully denied by the U.S. government.
You Have a Right to Self-File an EEOICPA or RECA Claim
All EEOICPA/RECA applicants have the right to self file their claim. You are not required to hire a legal representative nor are you required to work with any other expert. That being said, getting your claim approved can be deeply challenging. The application process is complicated, and it is document-intensive, as well.
Based on the most recent data, the Department of Labor (DOL) reports that approximately 50 percent of EEOICPA and RECA healthcare claims are denied. If your claim has been denied, or you have any concerns about putting together the strongest possible case, it is strongly recommended that you seek professional guidance.
You Should Be Ready Be Ready to Seek Professional Help
You can hire a lawyer to help you with your EEOICPA or RECA healthcare claim. However, it is often not necessary to do so. Few attorneys have experience in the EEOICPA/RECA claims process. You can work with a skilled representative who can help you through the claims process.
At United Energy Workers Healthcare and Four Corners Health Care, we offer free, no risk consultations to people looking to explore their home healthcare options. We can help you better understand the claims process, including explaining your legal rights to you as well as helping you assess your eligibility.
Our team of dedicated professionals has a deep understanding of the EEOICPA claims process and the RECA claims process. We do not want you or your loved one to miss out on free home healthcare benefits that are available to your family.
Contact Us About Free EEOICPA and RECA Healthcare Today
At United Energy Workers Healthcare and Four Corners Health Care, we are proud to offer top-quality assisted living services to EEOICPA and RECA beneficiaries. These services are available at no cost to you or your family. Our team is committed to supporting patients. If you or your loved one is ready to take advantage of your EEOICPA/RECA benefits, please do not hesitate to contact our home healthcare professionals for a free consultation.