Beneficiaries of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) or the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) are eligible to receive free medical care. United Energy Workers Healthcare has an office in Pennsylvania that is staffed by a highly trained and professional home health care team dedicated to helping those who suffer from occupational illnesses. If you or a loved one live in Pennsylvania, have been diagnosed with an occupational disease, and are covered by EEOICPA or RECA, you may qualify for free health care.
Filing Your Claim
EEOICPA and RECA offer medical coverage to qualifying individuals. Unfortunately, the application process can be complex and time-consuming and only certain individuals are eligible. For instance, only current or former Department of Energy (DOE) employees can receive benefits under EEOICPA, while RECA claims can be filed by uranium miners or millers, as well as ore transporters, onsite participants, and anyone who lived downwind from a nuclear testing site during a certain time period. Survivors of those who passed away as a result of exposure to hazardous toxins may also be eligible to receive benefits under both EEOICPA and RECA.
Completing an application under either law requires the submission of a number of supporting documents as well as evidence of the diagnosis of a covered illness. If you believe that you qualify for EEOICPA or RECA benefits, our professional Pennsylvania staff can help assist you with filing a claim or can refer you to well-known and reputable professional advocates.
Free Health Care for Elderly Workers
During the mid-twentieth century when the United States was performing nuclear testing across the country, many DOE employees and nearby families were exposed to radioactive materials. At the time, most were unaware of the harmful effects of radioactivity, so few protections were afforded to workers. It was only years later when the full extent of the consequences of radiation exposure was discovered that the government recognized that it had played a key role in exposing thousands of people to potentially deadly substances, at which point they enacted EEOICPA. This law was enacted specifically to help provide those who suffered serious medical conditions as a result oftoosure with free medical benefits and specialized care.
At United Energy Workers Healthcare, free medical care is only one of the many benefits that we offer to qualified beneficiaries. In addition to administering medications and monitoring each patient’s condition, our highly trained staff also help with more personal tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Our licensed employees also help drive beneficiaries to and from appointments, assist with meal preparation, and perform light housekeeping duties. While completing these tasks helps ensure that patients are comfortable and well provided for, it also helps relieve some of the burdens shouldered by family members who fulfill the role of caregiver.
Pennsylvania EEOICPA and RECA Benefits
If you or a loved one qualify for benefits under either EEOICPA or RECA and live in Pennsylvania, please contact our office today and we’ll help you begin the process of receiving specialized home health care.
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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.