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If I Worked for the DOE But Haven't Been Diagnosed With a Radiologic Cancer or Disease, Can I Still Receive Your Services?FAQ

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was signed into law by then President Bill Clinton in 2001. Along with another key federal law, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), this program provides important health-related benefits to DOE workers and to contractors and subcontractors who developed illnesses or diseases due to exposure to radiation or other toxic substances at certain covered DOE facilities. If you or your loved one is a former DOE worker who developed a serious disease, free EEOICPA and RECA healthcare benefits may be available. It is imperative that you know how to protect your rights.

Any Illness or Condition Linked to Exposure Can Qualify

Under the law, any illness or medical conditions that can technically be linked to radiation or toxic exposure can qualify for home healthcare benefits through EEOICPA. However, this comes with an important caveat: an applicant has the burden of proving that their health issues are actually linked to radiation or another toxic substance at a DOE facility. With certain health conditions, it is far easier to establish that link.

In fact, there is a general presumption of EEOICPA and RECA coverage for specific health issues. For example, there is a wide body of scientific evidence connecting conditions like radiogenic cancers and chronic beryllium disease to DOE facilities. Applicants who have these conditions are far more likely to be approved for benefits than applicants who have certain other medical issues.

You Must Be Diagnosed By a Medical Professional

If you or your loved one has not been diagnosed by a medical professional, immediate action must be taken. First and foremost, a proper medical diagnosis is necessary to ensure that a patient receives the appropriate treatment. Nothing should come before the health and safety of you and your family members. High-quality medical attention is critically important. The sooner you take action, the better.

In addition, you will not be able to obtain assisted living benefits through EEOICPA or RECA unless you have valid medical documentation. Simply put, a professional medical diagnosis is the first step in the EEOICPA claims process. A claim will not be able to move forward in the process, and your home healthcare benefits will not be approved until you have a valid diagnosis. If you or your family member needs help getting in touch with the right physicians to provide treatment and make a diagnosis, please do not hesitate to reach out to our home healthcare professionals for immediate assistance and to learn more about RECA and EEOICPA healthcare.

Learn More About Free EEOICPA and RECA Healthcare Today

At United Energy Workers Healthcare and Four Corners Health Care, we understand that the EEOICPA/RECA claims process is deeply complex. Our compassionate home healthcare experts are available to help you and your family explore all of your available options. To learn more about free EEOICPA and RECA healthcare, please contact us today for free, fully private initial consultation.